The newly revamped tunnel at the Amsterdam Central Station (known as the Cuyperpassage) is a stunning example of executing both a practical note in an urban infrastructure project.
Commissioned, in part, by the municipality of Amsterdam, this reclaimed underpass now doubles as a covered pedestrian and bike path.
This 361-foot-long and 33-foot-wide “slow traffic corridor” creates a natural divide between cyclists and pedestrians.
But the most stunning detail, by far, is the almost 80,000 hand-painted tiles that were manufactured specifically for this project to mimic the famous painting “Warship Rotterdamn and the Herring fleet” by Cornelis Boumeester.
Additionally, Slate reports that a ceramic company “spent more than five years making 46,000 wall tiles for the tableau and an additional 33,000 floor tiles.”
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