The Passarelle | Coronation CeremonyAmsterdam, The NetherlandsEvents & Special Projects
Game of thrones
After a 33-year reign, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands handed the throne down to her son, Willem-Alexander, allowing him to become the country’s first King since 1890. For the Abdication and Investiture Festivities in Amsterdam, a special canopy for the Royal Procession leading from the Royal Palace to the New Church on Dam Square required construction. The Passarelle, created specifically for this royal event, was designed by architect Krijn van den Ende and implemented by kubik in close cooperation with Tentech engineers in order to ensure flawless execution.
The main features of the Passerelle were its traditional white fishing nets drawn across the canopy as well as the beautiful gilded handcrafted wooden pinnacles atop the structure. Both elements showed spectacularly against the formal neo-classical architectural backdrop of the Royal Palace. kubik was honoured to take part in this historic event, viewed by millions in the Netherlands and around the globe.
For more information on this project, or if you’re interested in working with us, please contact Managing Director Hajo K. Reinders