MVRDV Reveals Design for SeaSaw in The Netherlands

The public artwork will feature a viewing platform balanced in equilibrium. All images courtesy MVRDV.

MVRDV has revealed its design for the art installation SeaSaw in the northern Den Helder municipality in The Netherlands. Conceived in collaboration with IMD Engineers, the proposal won a competition organized by urban developer Zeestad to appoint the area with a firm sense of identity. The public artwork is expected to arrive in 2019.

Image courtesy MVRDV.

“The SeaSaw for Den Header is a memorable, undulating public art installation which responds to its context and history, while literally representing the dynamics of the sea in its infinite movement,” MVRDV co-founder Jacob van Rijs said a statement.

Image courtesy MVRDV.

SeaSaw will comprise a viewing platform balanced in equilibrium overlooking the city’s flood defense system in the form of an infinite loop that activates the waterfront of the Wadden Sea.
A three-mile pathway for walking and cycling will also be created across the dike to further instill a connection to the water.