Pergola on the Pier

Garden on the Pier is an initiative like there are quite a few these days: a group of residents that turn a vacant piece of land into a temporary park for the neighbourhood. The Pier at stake here is the Lloyd Pier in Rotterdam which, as a consequence of the economic crisis, won’t be redeveloped as rapidly as originally envisioned. A part of the Pier can be used as a garden for several years. This is what the site currently looks like:


Rose garden

One of the plans is the construction of a pergola against which roses can grow. Piet de Jonge made ​​the design, Jan-Willem Roelofs calculated the structure and made a 3D model in Revit. Using that model, I made ​​the following artist impression:


The pergola will be made ​​entirely of recycled moorings. The start of the work, and with a bit of luck also its completion, are scheduled for Saturday, March 22.

Visualisation of a proposed pergola on Lloydpier in Rotterdam overgrown with lush digital ivy

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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