In May the Dutch-Turkish event Station Centraal/ Merkez Istasyonu takes place in both Istanbul en Ankara. In addition to an exhibition of Dutch and Turkish station projects, there is a workshop for students and a symposium during the first two days of the exhibition. Architect and partner Marcel Blom gives a lecture on Saturday, May 4th in Istanbul about station development and the major station projects Benthem Crouwel is involved with, namely Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Delft. The exhibition can be visited in Istanbul from 4 to 18 May and from 20 to 31 May in Ankara. See www.stationcentraal.eu for more information.
Partner Joost Vos will present the project IJsei on October 11th at the World Steel Conference in New Dehli, India. The IJsei is the fourth station roof of Amsterdam Central Station and an excellent example of what a wide and light span of steel can do. The conference is organized by the World Steel Association, which represents over 100 steel producers including the top 50 by volume in the world.
Joost Vos will be lecturing at the Nationale Staalbouwdag 2012 on the 4th of October. During the architects seminar in Katwijk aan Zee he will elaborate about IJsei, the fourth station roof of Amsterdam Central Station. This roof is a combination of cold bent glass panels and corrugated steel sheets on a spatial steel arch. More information: http://nationalestaalbouwdag.nl
The painting of the tiles for the bicycle and pedestrian tunnel beneath Amsterdam Central is in full swing. 74.000 Tiles are hand painted at Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum, Friesland. Two painters will be working full time on the tiles for a year. Every tile of 13 by 13 cm is a part of an enormous tile tableau which will be 102 metres long and 12 metres broad. The paintings are blue on white, showing the herring fishermen at the IJ in Amsterdam, fishermen hauling their nets and ships that sail on a rough sea. Irma Boom designed the images.