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LAND ART ENVIRONMENTS AND LANDSCAPE PROJECTS
bridge (orthogonal construction)
Middelharnis Sommelsdijk and Dirksland road S47 (N215)
text Lucien den Arend (for images - click the
the first section
the Middelharnis entrance
My contributions to the first section of the new S47 were concentrated on the entrance to the historic towns of Middelharnis and Sommelsdijk: the Middelharnis entry used to be so that you drove straight into the town. In the new situation the new course turned to the left and you would have to take an exit to the right. That location was actually one of the most uninteresting spaces in the area. A car lot and showroom added to this. I proposed to make two earthen cones, which would function as a gateway-like entrance; their heights were to be 9.24 and 8.66 meters. Finally in 1990 the city council of Middelharnis did not want them anymore. The argumentation of the province was to no avail, and Middelharnis decided not to give permission to build any cone. The reason was that the automobile showroom would not be visible from the main road.