Air Cells

Houthavens Amsterdam

Air Cells

Commissioned by the city of Amsterdam, Tjep. has designed four towers forming the ventilation vents of the new Spaarndammer tunnel in the center of Amsterdam. The towers with a height of 6 meters each form an origami of filigrane patterns inspired by microscopic images of leaves. These emission points will be placed right at the heart of a new park above the tunnel. The glossy ornamental structures represent photosynthesis but also reflect the surrounding trees, mixing representation and subject into a prominent landmark for the newly developed area.

The towers are made of polished stainless steel and the triangles are designed in such a way that they form their own self supporting structure.

After two years of development and engineering the production of the towers has recently been started.

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