The Rokin Bicycle Fence

This stainless steel sculptural work designed by Frank Tjepkema has been placed along two metro entrances of the Rokin in Amsterdam...

This stainless steel sculptural work designed by Frank Tjepkema has been placed along two metro entrances of the Rokin in Amsterdam as part of the city refurbishment project called: Rode Loper. The Rokin Bicycle Fence which stretches over 100 meters is conceptualised as a parametric cloud of bicycle wheels and diamonds, referencing and blending two of Amsterdams well known icons.

Instead of hiding the bicycle mass, the 'fietsklont' in Dutch, the fence attempts to blend elegantly with what is often considered as visual noise caused by to many parked bicycles, an attempt to turn this negative into a positive.

Designed by: Tjep
Fabricated by: Smederij van Rijn
Electrolytically polished by: Derustit Group