Sabrina Carli (Lighting Trainee)

Liverpool, U.K.

Berlin, Germany.

Lizelotte. Amsterdam, NL.

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

Uwe Kuipers

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.

Oasis

Justus Engelbracht (Clapper/Loader)

Salim. Amsterdam, NL.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Peter Paul Muller (Actor)

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

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

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

Carinhoso

Rotterdam, NL.

Love Land

Phae. Rotterdam, NL.

Chicago, USA.

Feelings

Antonio Martinez Urbina (Video Assist)

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

Berlin, Germany.

Conchita de Groot (Wardrobe)

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Kings

Widening of the Haarlemmerhouttuinen
(only partially in use nowadays)

In the 1960s, the municipality planned to increase a two-lane motorway to four lanes, in the same direction as the railway tracks to the West of Central Station. For this addition, 640 houses, adjacent to the Haarlemmerhouttuinen and Haarlemmerplein, were torn down. A sum of almost 1500 residents were evicted from their homes as a result.

Opposing this move, residents criticised the redevelopment of the area, stating that ‘the wounds should be healed, the demolition works must be stopped’. In 1973, the municipality decided to reduce the number of lanes from four to two again and proposed that the vacant space be allocated to the use of social housing.

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Eva Weerts (Art Department Trainee), Vera van der Sandt (Art Director), Sander de Vries (Art Department Runner), Marius Touwen (Assistant Art Department), Ida Doodeman (Hand Props)

New York, USA.

Bert Pot (Director of Photography)

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Paraiso de Bebe

Marquis Hawkes. Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Sabrina Carli (Lighting trainee)

Pai, Thailand.

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Mark du Plessis (1st Assistant Camera)

Peter van den Begin (Actor)

New York, USA.

Frenky Ribbens (Writer) & Dana Nechushtan (Director)

Scala

Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer)

My Dream

Sweet

Abdi. Amsterdam, NL

Rotterdam, NL.

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

New York, USA.

Tim. Amstelveen, NL.

Hollands Hope

Style

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.

Amsterdam, NL.

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’.

Border England – Scotland, UK.

Free Way

Love Tour

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Glasgow, Schotland.

Chicago, U.S.

Manchester, U.K.

Eternity

Grand Prix

Lumini

Giel Born (Best Boy)

Taco Regtien (Set Dresser / Weed Specialist)

Rotterdam, NL.

Barreirinhas, Brazil.

Simply Red

Christal Palace

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer) & Peter van den Begin (Actor)

Desejos

De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig. Paradiso, Amsterdam. NL.

Manchester, U.K.

Jaap Spijkers (Actor)

New York, USA.

Marquis Hawkes. Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Pit Stop

Exotico

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

Five Stars

Jesse, Amsterdam, NL.

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

Le Royale

Haarlem, NL.

Venus

Ian & Neeltje (Catering)

Jur Oster & Giel Born (Best Boy)

Megan de Kruijf (Actress)

Glasgow, NL.

San Diego

Sweet Dreams

Hobby

Aart, Amsterdam, NL.

Rotterdam, NL.

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

Jan Broekema (Set Production Assistant)

Bert Pot (Director of Photography)

Rotterdam, NL.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Marc. Amsterdam, NL.

Moments

Stop Time

Executive

Stall keeper. Manaus, Brazil.

Novo Plano

Amazon river, Brazil.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Salvador, Brazil.

Manchester, U.K.

Ida, Haarlem.

Xanadu

Classe A

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Salvador, Brazil.