tjep. illuminates amsterdam’s canals with undulating light bridge
all images courtesy of tjep.

 

 

 

this winter, from now until january 18th, 2015, the capital of the netherlands will light up once again up for the third annual amsterdam light festival, when the historical center becomes a dynamic showcase of light and movement. for the occasion, dutch studio tjep. has created a luminous, undulating installation along the amstel in the center of the city. ‘light bridge’ draws reference from the classic arches of a typical amsterdam canal bridge, and evolves the lines and and curves into a free-flowing sculpture that both reflects the movement of boats on water and from the street above.

tjep. illuminates amsterdam's canals with undulating light bridge
the wave of light reflects both the shape of water, and the arch of the canal bridges

 

 

 

‘we imagine this art installation as celebration of the union of the two worlds – physical and water – and an ode to the special dynamics that take place in the city of amsterdam‘ says frank tjepkema. ‘light bridge also forms a celebration of the transformation from classic architecture (the old city center) to modern architecture (like the eye and stedelijk).’

tjep. illuminates amsterdam's canals with undulating light bridge
a luminous, undulating installation is to be sited along the amstel in the center of the amsterdam

tjep. illuminates amsterdam's canals with undulating light bridge
‘light bridge’ draws reference from the classic arches of a typical amsterdam canal bridge

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tjep. illuminates amsterdam's canals with undulating light bridge
the sculptural installation glows for the amsterdam light festival 2014

tjep. illuminates amsterdam's canals with undulating light bridge
lines and and curves are evolved into a free-flowing sculpture

tjep. illuminates amsterdam's canals with undulating light bridge
when placed in the city, the installation both reflects the movement of boats on water and from the street above