Project: Jan Konings

In 2010 four artists were asked to submit a proposal for a permanent work for the Badstrand, the recreational beach that is being constructed as part of Maasvlakte 2. The commission consisted of designing a functional artwork that invites public interaction, enhances the vastness of the area and the high-tech character of the surroundings, and above all makes a visit to the beach much more pleasurable. Aspects that came under consideration included access to the beach, parking facilities, seating and a lookout point.

Jan Konings designed a beach access consisting of three staircases leading to Maasvlakte 2’s recreational beach. Because the staircases vary in height they also serve as places where visitors can picnic, beat the sand from their shoes, or just while away the time. After its completion in Spring 2012, the staircase will be a functional and beautifully designed addition to the dunes on the new beach.




Artist: Jan Konings