Wednesday 4 May 2016

post and lintel

The Markthal (or Koopboog—the horseshoe) of Rotterdam is an eleven-storey vaulted arch, completed in 2014, that frames a bustling farmers market within the complex.
The building also hosts retail and office space and some two hundred apartments that either have bay windows or glass panels in the floor where residents can observe the activity going on below. Aside from the unique design, the ceiling is decorated with some really incredible artwork, the largest installation in the world (according to some measures). The cornucopia (Hoorn des Overvloeds) fresco consist of four thousand panels and reflects the abundance available in the gallery below. Thanks to Presurfer for finding this marvel and be sure to check out the Amusing Planet post for some really stunning photography of the Markthal.