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Entrance gates of the Amsterdam Floriade

Pioneers in sharply-curved castellated beams

The ingenious sharply-curved Grünbauer-type castellated beams were first introduced and shown to the general public on the 1981 Floriade in Amsterdam. These were real pioneers, causing quite a stir, not to say a feeling of excitement, in the hearts of designers and achitects working in steel. Never before had they seen anything like this!

Yet, the entrance gates are very simple in design: just three inverted-U frames and a gracefully curved canvas covering. Here we see the bare frames before the canvas had been fitted.

And here the gates are finished, ready for the public to be titillated by their sheer elegance.

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