The never built tower of the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam

Years: 2018

Commissioner: Prof. Dr. Gabri van Tussenbroek

Supervision: Tijm Lanjouw

Modelling and research: Tijm Lanjouw

Project synopsis: Visualisation of a 17th century model of a never completed tower of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in the current urban scene.

Project description:

This was one of the submission to the 4DRL launch award in 2018, after which it was executed as a small pilot project. It focusses on the question of the potential visual impact of a church tower next to the Nieuwe Kerk. Several designs for such a tower were made in the 17th century, but it was never executed for political and economical reasons. In this project we used a photo-based 3D model of an original architectural model of this tower and made composite renders of the model in the current urban environment.


Tijm Lanjouw (2018). The tower that never was .. until now (blogpost on this site)

Standing on the Dam looking west.
Standing on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal looking north.
The architectural scale model of the tower placed in 3D environment used to position and match cameras.