Case Studies

Eurobruggen, Spijkenisse, Netherlands

From european banks to river banks – A bridge from art to reality

Applied art – there is hardly a more fitting term to describe the ambitious Eurobruggen project from the pen of graphic designer Robin Stam. The fictitious bridges found on Euro bank notes since 2002 became reality in southern Holland between 2011 and 2012: a selection from the seven viaducts in total, each dedicated to a different era, that adorn the reverse of the currency. So far, three of the seven bridges have been replicated in Het Land, a district of numerous canals in Spijkenisse outside of Rotterdam.
What started out as a game for the young graphic designer has since been cast into imposing concrete. To give his bridge designs a special touch from the world of stage sets, the artist chose concrete integrally coloured with Bayferrox® pigments. Colortherm® GreenGN, Bayferrox® 330 G, Bayferrox® 110 and Bayferrox® 960 were chosen in order to match the colours of the fictitious bridges on the 5, 10 and 50 Euro notes as closely as possible.

Product

  • COLORTHERM® Green GN

    COLORTHERM® Green GN

    Colortherm® Green GN is a heat stable chromium oxide green pigment. The product is used extensively in the coloration of construction materials and in the paper industry in the field of colored laminate papers.

  • BAYFERROX® 330 G

    BAYFERROX® 330 G

    Bayferrox® 330 G is an iron oxide black pigment with high tinting strength. Bayferrox® pigment granules are the result of a special manufacturing process. The product is free-flowing, which allows it to be easily discharged from silos, paper bags and bulk bags.

  • BAYFERROX® 110

    BAYFERROX® 110

    Bayferrox® 110 is a yellowish iron oxide red pigment. It is delivered as powder and can be applied for the coloration of a wide variety of construction materials.

  • BAYFERROX® 960

    BAYFERROX® 960

    Bayferrox® 960 is a reddish iron oxide yellow pigment. It is delivered as powder and can be applied for the coloration of a wide variety of construction materials.

Color

Yellow

LANXESS yellow pigments range from a pale greenish cast to an intense orangey shade.

Red

LANXESS red pigments range from a yellowish cast to a distinctly bluish shade.