The art hanging in and dotted around the public spaces creates inspiring meeting places for staff, visitors and passers-by. These works of art were made possible with the support of the East District local council, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Amsterdam Science Park, AMOLF, Nikhef, CWI, SURFsara and Matrix Innovation Center.
With ‘De Wortels’(roots) of Amsterdam Science Park, visual artist Barbara Recourt (1979), and industrial designer Fons Broess (1969), have created several meeting places for park users and visitors using the natural form of a tree as a starting point. Barbara and Fons see their roots as a natural system, which can best be described as the pursuit of a society which is social in all its facets.
Steps of Science 48 tiles of organised knowledge
With Steps of Science, Nienke Korthof (1982) shows what often remains invisible to the Amsterdam Science Park visitor. A walk of fame in ultra-short animations captured in 48 tiles as milestones along the footpaths of Amsterdam Science Park. The 48 tiles depict scientific processes as the puzzles that they are, and perhaps will remain, for many: an invisible but fascinating world, captured in animations which are surprising in their own beauty and novelty.
The light artwork Raw Paradise by Nicky Zwaan allows the sun to shine in a 170-metre-long concrete tunnel. The artificial light merges with the natural light through a number of openings inside. Large and small square lamps bring light deep into the tunnel. In a smooth, continuous motion it is as if he sun breaks through the clouds, and through the concrete. In the evening and at night the hundreds of LED headlights in the dark create an image of the incoming light of the moon.