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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