The closer to a building, the clearer the details.
But then you miss the contours. PANURBANA shows both.
I collect buildings. I do this by taking photos of a building from a certain perspective.
I glue these photos together like a collage so that a new building is created: a Panurbana.
At the moment I am collecting buildings in Amsterdam to make an atlas of them.
In Panurbana's panoramic photos, I explore time, space and different types of perspectives within the photo.
Every week a new collage of a building or construction that has been photographed somewhere in the world appears on social media (Facebook, instagram, flickr and youtube)
Panurbana 180 Havenstraat
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collage: 18 photos
format: 365 x 70 cm
The Havenstraat behind the Haarlemmermeer station (Panurbana 71)
was previously a railway line of the Dutch Railways.
It was used between 1915 and 1950 for the Amsterdam–Haarlemmermeer–Aalsmeer
railway line and then for the transport of coal.
In 1972 the area became an industrial estate on which warehouses were built.
In 1975, the existing track was put into use by the Electric Museum Tram Line.
In a shed, volunteers from the Driving Electric Tram Museum (RETM) association
restored and maintained old trams.
In 1989, the municipality of Amsterdam took over the site from the Dutch Railways.
The small businesses and the Museum Tram Line had to make way for a new city district.
In 2019, the zoning plan was annulled by the Council of State because the municipality had
not taken enough account of the interests of the Electric Museum Tram Line.
In the municipality's new plans, 500 homes and a primary school are to be built
and more account has been taken of the shed for the historic trams.