Manchester, U.K.

Venus

Detroit, USA.

 

Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Cloverleaf interchange for A6-A9 junction near Amstelveen, including two sand embankments.
(traces of cloverleaf have been cleared, embankments have been redeveloped as residential areas)

A straight connection between Amsterdam and Rotterdam was envisioned in the 1932 National Motorway Plan for The Netherlands, which would cut right through the present day ‘Groene Hart’. The plan was to create the A3 motorway to connect to the A9, but protests from environmentalists and the coming-into-existence of alternative routes halted construction.

However, in Amstelveen preparations to accommodate the connection from A3 to A9 were already underway. Spacious overpasses, collector and distributor bends, ponds and other landscape elements were constructed and, until a few years ago, remained as signs of the initial plans.

Recently, the national planning department eradicated most of the infrastructure and sand embankments – leaving only the ponds as a silent reminder of the envisioned motorway junction ‘Amstelplein’. Streets in nearby neighbourhoods still show signs of this unrealised plan, with names such as ‘Rotterdamsepad’ and ‘Spangenhof’.

Marc. Pipa, Brazil.

Salim. Amsterdam, NL.

Illusion

Taco Regtien (Set Dresser / Weed Specialist)

Annemarie Prins (Actress) & Peter van den Begin (Actor)

Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Between shots at Honkemöller shoot.

Love Tour

Grandpa Augestinus (Dummy)

Endless Love

Casual

Ian & Neeltje (Catering)

Sweet Dreams

Alter do Chão, Brazil.

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor) & Dana Nechushtan (Director)

New York, USA.

24 Horas

Gaite Jansen as Talia Veldhuis

Ko Lanta, Thailand.

Panama City, Panama.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Jesse, Amsterdam, NL.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Antonio Martinez Urbina (Video Assist)

Lizelotte. Amsterdam, NL.

Abdi. Amsterdam, NL

Hobby

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Ari Hemelaar (1st Assistant Director), Martijn Lakemeier (Actor), Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer) & Bert Pot (Director of Photography)

Sabrina Carli (Lighting trainee)

Hadewych Minis as Liesbeth

Encontros

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Alter do Chão, Brazil.

Ijmuiden, NL.

Manchester, U.K.

Moments

Conchita de Groot (Wardrobe)

Executive

Frenky Ribbens (Writer) & Dana Nechushtan (Director)

New York, USA.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Rail line overpass near the Gein area, providing a direct link between the A6 and A9 motorways.
(nowadays a tunnel for cyclists and pedestrians)

In the 1960s it was proposed to expand Amsterdam’s motorway network by constructing a road which would provide a direct link between Flevoland, the A6 and A9 motorways. The road would pass through the green area to the Southeast of Amsterdam.

After a slow decision-making process and protests held by local residents and environmentalists, the national government devised an alternative plan to expand the existing road network. This solution did not require the use of the rail line overpass, which had already been constructed. Cyclists and pedestrians use it today, by which it exhibits a rare occurrence where space is overprovided for the users due to its initial purpose altering.

Desejos

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

New York, USA.

Sweet

Jesse. Kusadasi, Turkey.

Rotterdam, NL.

Justus Engelbracht (Clapper/Loader)

Style

Bert Pot (Director of Photography)

Classe A

Scala

Marc. Amsterdam, NL.

Pit Stop

Megan de Kruijf (Actress)

New York, USA.

Peter van den Begin (Actor)

Antoin Cox (Sound Mixer) Bert Pot (Director of Photography) Ari Hemelaar (1st AD)

Rotterdam, NL.

San Diego

Kim van Kooten as Machteld Augustinus

Bert Pot (Director of Photography), Kaspar Burghard (Grip) & Mark du Plessis (1st Assistant Camera)

Oasis

Manchester, U.K.

Sweet Cherry

Bert Pot (Director of Photography)

Free Way

Novo Plano

Granville

Unfinished metro station underneath Weesperplein junction.
(in use as a fallout shelter during the Cold War)

In 1968, plans for Amsterdam’s metro network included four metro lines: a ring line, a north-south line, two south-east lines, an east-west line and the Singelgracht line.
The east-west line and Singelgracht lines were never finished. Because of wet Dutch soil, it was necessary to tear down thousands of houses to accommodate the metro tunnels for these lines. In the mid 1970s, protests against this demolition led to the city council closing any plans for the other lines, although new construction techniques led to the decision to push ahead with the north-south line some fifteen years ago.
Some of the works had already started for the unfinished lines, leading to a transfer station linking the south-east and Singelgracht lines – just underneath Weesperplein. At this crossroad, the concrete casting of the transfer station was eventually given the function of a fallout shelter during the Cold War. It included fresh air filters, power turbines and sanitary fittings.
There are still signs of what was meant before. Today, you can see ‘tiles’ attached to the ceiling of Weesperplein station’s main hall. These are not decorative elements – they are tables that can be dismantled to be used in case of a nuclear attack.
Several proposals were made to repurpose the fallout shelter, including a parking garage and towards the more extreme scale – a theme park. There has been activity from then untill now in the concrete ‘no man’s land’, some plays and the occasional rave but nothing fixed.

Alibi

Glasgow, NL.

Glasgow, Schotland.

Jur Oster & Giel Born (Best Boy)

Uwe Kuipers

Peter Paul Muller (Actor)

Exotico

New York, USA.

In Passion

Kim van Kooten (Actress)

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Bert Pot (Director of Photography) & Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

Hollands Hope

Barreirinhas, Brazil.

Christal Palace

Haarlem, NL.

Technicolor Dreamcoat, Thailand.

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Salvador, Brazil.

Richt Martens (2nd Assistant Director / Script Continuity)

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer)

New York, USA.

Life

Richt Martens (2nd Assistant Director / Script Continuity) & Dana Nechushtan (Director)

Amsterdam, NL.

Palmeiras, Brazil.

Paraiso

New York, USA.

Amsterdam, NL.

Salvador, Brazil.

Mark du Plessis (1st Assistant Camera)

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

Liselotte Bredero (Hair & Make Up), Sjors op den Kelder (Line Producer) & Kim Oomen (Executive Producer)

New York, USA.

Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer)

Paraiso de Bebe

Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer) & Bert Pot (Director of Photography)

Sabrina Carli (Lighting Trainee) & Giel Born (Best Boy)