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Railway Station Amersfoort, Netherlands.

An ellipse of laminated glass is installed at the south facade of the station.
Sunlight projects the ellipse onto the hall.
The 'Ellipse of Light' moves through the hall with time of day and season.
The design was developed in close collaboration with architect Jan van Belkum.

 

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Coloured glass is installed at the south facade of the station.

amersfoort station
The projected 'Ellipse of Light' moves through the hall with time of day.

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The ellipse in the hall

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The laminated glass at the south facade

amersfoort station top
Front of the station

amersfoort station top

 

 
 
 

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Title:  Ellipse of Light
Description:           

An ellipse of coloured glass is installed at the south facade of the station. Sunlight projects the colours of the glass onto the hall. The coloured light ellipse moves with time of day and season. This moving 'Ellipse of Light' is the essence of the project.

The design was developed in close collaboration with architect Jan van Belkum.
Jan van Belkum and Joost van Santen received together the 'Brunel Award' for the railway station in Hilversum the Netherlands for outstanding visual design in public railway transport.

Completed:  2001
Project duration:  2 years
Medium:  Laminated coloured glass, sunlight
Location Stationplein 7 3818 Amersfoort , Netherlands
Project manager:  Ir. M. Reichert, Articon, Arcadis
Commissioning Agency: Railinfrabeheer Utrecht, Netherlands
Budget: euro 75.000

The station was exhibited at the International Exhibition in Chigago and published in the book ‘Modern Trains and Splendid Stations: Architecture, Design, and Rail Travel for the Twenty-First Century

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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