Meerrijk Revisited – Part 2

(see also Meerrijk revisited – part 1 )

So… was I pleased or disappointed? Well, for starters, the project has not been completed yet. Of the five blocks, three have been built and a fourth one is under construction. Two towers were killed in the course of the planning process. And the connection with the adjacent park is not there yet. Yet seen from the park, the Ayers Rock reference is becoming quite obvious:


Red brick

This is, of course, largely due to the red brick that has been used consistently. Too bad the street signs had to be blue:



The pavement has a matching color scheme :


Flower beds

The public space is playfully decorated with flower beds :


Street furniture

… and other furniture :


The hangar

The old hangar has been nicely integrated into the ensemble:


Trees and daylight

And although the birches are still a bit tiny, also the idea of ​​a green and light garage after has remained intact after all this time:


In short: I ‘m not disappointed. And I’ll be back in a year or two, to see Meerrijk completely finished.

Frans Blok

My work explores the border regions of photography, painting and computer visuals. With my company 3Develop I do work in commission but I use the same techniques, skills and software to make free work. I am originally an architect and I live in Rotterdam; for that reason the architecture of that city is a major (but not the only) source of inspiration. But also travel to countries like Iceland and Britain, or walks in the Netherlands, provide much material. Seeing and showing quality and beauty, that is what my work is about.

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