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Verse Lucht bicycle parking

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on Sep 17th, 2022. Artwork published in .
    Verse Lucht bicycle parking 1
    Source: www.boeg.net License: All Rights Reserved.

    In the mid-2000s, the city of The Hague started a project to enhance the numerous bicycle parking facilities with stylish houses and shelters for staff. In Scheveningen, artist/architect John Körmeling built a compact shelter, reminiscent of an American pre-war gas station. From the website of the commissioner Stroom:

    Under a large awning, bicycles can be hung up for repair and an efficiently furnished office offers a wide view in all directions. On the eaves, flashing lights show ‘bicycle words’ such as pedal, fresh air and spoke.

    The lights are mounted on all-caps Helvetica – not quite in keeping with the pre-war American romanticism of the architecture, but perhaps still accurate if one views the design as “generic”.

    Verse Lucht bicycle parking 2
    Source: flic.kr Stephen Coles. License: CC BY-NC-SA.
    Verse Lucht bicycle parking 3
    Source: flic.kr Stephen Coles. License: CC BY-NC-SA.
    A 3D sketch model, from the artist’s website
    Source: www.johnkormeling.nl License: All Rights Reserved.

    A 3D sketch model, from the artist’s website

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