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Published: Thursday, December 27, 2007

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Touch of Evil

Designed by NIO architecten, Touch of Evil is a tunnel that is more than a connection between two areas: it is an alien, immeasurable, asymmetrical and disoriented experience.

By: NIO architecten

Architecture-Page | Touch of Evil by NIO architecten
Photograph by Hans Pattist, Courtesy of NIO Architecten.

Words from the Architect

What happened here?

On the walls and ceilings of the tunnel, a strange imprint is visible - a big, whimsical and brightly colored imprint, an imprint of an unreal and immeasurable shape. As if during the building, an 'unearthly thing' got stuck between the formwork. As if the soul of the former landscape, being rooted up by bulldozers, has gone underground. As if the winding pattern of old polder roads, which has made place for rigid urban developments, takes revenge in the tunnel.

Architecture-Page | Touch of Evil by NIO architecten
Photograph by Hans Pattist, Courtesy of NIO Architecten.

Compared to the furthermore generic tunnel the thing seems to have loomed up out of nothing. The thing is stranger still because the rest - the other concrete walls, the asphalt, the paving stones, the fencing, the illumination lines that are at right angles with the road and the bicycle lane/footpath - look quite normal. The only extravagance being that orange-red thing.

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