Project 'Forever in Stone', Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam

2001-2008

The site-specific artwork 'Forever in Stone' by Martijn Sandberg, is an integral part of the architecture of the district Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam.
Steel clinkers form the pixels of a typographic pattern in the brickwork of the planters, meandering along the plinths of the housing blocks throughout the district like a banderole.
By sampling the steel clinker in the brick grid of the banderole, a perpetual loop occurs: 'Stoned Forever', 'Forever Stoned', 'Stoned Again' and 'Again' written in stone.

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Title: 'Forever in Stone'
Artist: Martijn Sandberg
Location: Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam
Material: steel clinkers, bricks
Size: brickwork gable garden flower tubs (lxh) 1015m x 0.9m
Concept and design: 2001
Construction phase: 2004-2008
Planned completion: 2008
Commissioned by: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Stadsdeel Amsterdam Oud Zuid, AM Wonen, Bouwfonds Woningbouw, BPF Bouwinvest, Stichting Eigen Haard Olympus Wonen
Architects: Lafour & Wijk, Rudy Uytenhaak, Mulleners + Mulleners





'Forever in Stone', 2008, Martijn Sandberg, Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam. (photo: Peter Cuypers)




'Forever in Stone', 2008, Martijn Sandberg, Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam. (photo: Peter Cuypers)




'Forever in Stone', 2008, Martijn Sandberg, Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam. (photo: Peter Cuypers)




Drawing. Construction drawing by Martijn Sandberg for brickwork masonry in plinths of architecture.
September 2004 / May 2006. Project Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam.




Brick model letter 'S', scale 1:1, 45cm x 74cm, bricks stainless steel/ stone. (photo: Martijn Sandberg)
August 2001. Project Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam.




Brick font by Martijn Sandberg, 'Stoned', 'Forever' and 'Again' for his artwork in plinths of architecture.
April 2001 (- 2004). Project Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam.




Drawing. Location, proposed by Martijn Sandberg in study phase, for his artwork in plinths architecture.
April 2001. Project Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam.




Drawing. Location, in phase of final design, of Martijn Sandberg's artwork in plinths of architecture.
August 2001. Project Olympisch Kwartier, Amsterdam.


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