Studio Makkink & Bey
3043 &Route (Vision on recreation and tourism in a river landscape), 2003
commissioned by: StER Gelderlands Rivierlandschap
FOCUS • noun: focus; plural noun: foci; plural noun: focuses.
1. An act of concentrating interest or activity on something. “our focus on the customer’s requirements”. 2. The centre of interest or activity. “this generation has made the environment a focus of attention”.
Synonyms: centre, focal point, central point, centre of attention, hub, pivot, nucleus, heart, cornerstone, linchpin, kingpin, bedrock, basis, anchor, backbone, cynosure, emphasis, accent, priority, attention,
Origin: Late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin horizon, from Greek horizōn (kuklos) ‘limiting (circle)’.
The masterplan &Route presents a leading and innovative vision on recreation and tourism in the Gelderse River landscape.
The &Route is an art piece under construction with a length of app. 100 km in which landscape & cultural history & farmers & fortresses & nature & land owners & horses & organic fruit jam & water works & people & the weather & art projects & orchards & a lot more are being connected.
The & in &Route symbolizes the network of intersections that extend themselves like circles in the area and connect to existing routes and new initiatives.