fictional bridges on euro banknotes realized by robin stam
fictional bridges on euro banknotes realized by robin stam fictional bridges on euro banknotes realized by robin stam
jun 10, 2013
fictional bridges on euro banknotes realized by robin stam


200 euro banknote bridge
photo by klaas boonstra

 

 

 

in 2002, new banknotes were issued in europe. designed by austrian robert kalin, each of seven bills depict fictional bridges which represent different periods: baroque, classical, gothic, romanesque, rococo, a modern 20th century, as well as iron and glass architecture. the development and illustration of these structures on the euros were integrated to stand as a symbol of the close cooperation and communication between european countries as well as the continent’s international relations. dutch designer robin stam has taken these structures and made them a reality, building them as part of a housing project in spijkenisse in south holland. ‘the bridges of europe‘ have each been constructed exactly as seen on the paper money, according to color and scale.

 

 


200 euro banknote bridge

 

 


50 euro (foreground) and 10 euro (background) banknote bridges

 


up close of the 50 euro banknote bridge

 

 


the euro banknotes in front of their real life depictions

 

 


500 euro banknote bridge

 

 


5 euro banknote bridge
photo by klaas boonstra

 

 


5 euro banknote bridge under construction

 

 


20 euro banknote bridge under construction

 

 


construction of the 100 euro banknote bridge

 

 


100 euro banknote bridge statue

 

 


stone coloring to match the banknote tones

 

 

 


technical drawing of the 5 euro banknote bridge

 


graphic illustrations of the 7 different euro banknote bridges

 

 


site plan of the implementation of the bridges

 

 

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