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 104 watertoren Zuidergasfabriek

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Panurbana 104 watertoren Zuidergasfabriek

collage: 25 photos
format: 130 x 130 cm 

Amsterdam 2022

The city council of Amsterdam wants the city to be natural gas free by 2040.
Factorygas has been produced from coal in Amsterdam since 1835.
In 1883 the Imperial Continental Gas Association (ICGA) gets the exclusive right
to build 2 gas factories: the Wester- and the Oostergasfabriek.
Both designed by the architect Isaac Gosschalk (1838-1907).
Due to the high gas prices, the Amsterdam municipality takes over
both factories in 1898.
In 1909 and 1913, the Zuider- and Noorder gas factories are built.
The water tower of the Zuidergasfabriek, 41 meters high, was built in 1911.
It had three different water reservoirs that were used for gas production.
The Zuidergasfabriek was demolished in 1964.
Only the tower, regulator building, meter building, management villa and the porter's house
have been preserved.
The residential area of the new ‘Amstelkwartier’ is now being built around the remains of the old factory.