Designing a new entrance to a city is quite a serious task. Especially if you go from nothing to something so fast, from a highway environment to a new dense urban environment. Driving towards the center of Amersfoort you will drive along this overpass, not with neutral grey concrete walls on either side, but cladded in pearl glass mosaic. You will soon notice that it is not just a civil underpass, but something special, a magical passage, especially once you have discovered the four light pylons, piercing towards the sky.
The design for this intersection is based on three perspectives: the perspective of the drivers that drive in and out of the city of Amersfoort and absorb a glimpse of the miraculous structure above the crossing. It is also based on the perspective of those who literally drive, cycle or walk in the light of the pylons and undergo an angelic experience. Finally, it is designed for the perspective of the residents of the apartments that look down on this intersection and that will feel that everyone who passes their intersection, will be blessed.
What is basically a classic separation of traffic flows -conceived in terms of a more efficient, safer and more reliable flow of traffic- is in this case a magical interweaving of the lower and upper world. The underworld of the intersection not hiding, but reveals itself in a spirited way to the upper world, to the stars and beyond.