DROST + VAN VEEN, 1998-2001, diverse locaties (Boompjeskade, Plantagelaan, Piet Smitkade, Antoine Platekade), Rotterdam
Drost + van Veen
Evelien van Veen
With over 30 stopping-off points between Gouda and Hook of Holland, the Waternet, a passenger transport system over water, is to turn Rotterdam into the 'Bangkok of the West'. Water taxis, initially introduced to serve Hotel New York and party ships, can moor here. The stopping-off points consist of a pontoon attached to the quay by a gangplank and a unit of passenger shelter and information point whose shape and bright colours act as a beacon. The panel at each stop describes the location in question as it was before the 1940 air raid. Its logo is a W, a watery reversal of the M for metro.