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 182 IJ tunnel

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Panurbana 182

IJ tunnel

collage:  28 photos
format: 175 x 80 cm

Amsterdam 2023

Plans for a tunnel from the city center to Amsterdam North were made as early as 1850.
Ir. WC. Brade (1791-1858) designed a cast iron tunnel between Nieuwebrugsteeg and Tolhuis in Noord.
Many years and designs later, the IJ tunnel would be opened in 1968.
The tunnel consists of nine concrete tunnel segments of approximately 90 meters long.
The lowest point of the tunnel is 20.23 meters below sea level.
The total length of the tunnel is 1.682 meters and the closed part is 1.039 meters long.
Two ventilation buildings on both banks provide air supply.
At the top of the center side of the tunnel, the Nemo science and technology museum
was opened in 1997 (see Panurbana 016).
The architect Renzo Piano suggests that the shape of the building is a movement upwards
towards the light, which is a counterpart to the tunnel that plunges into darkness.