‘Fietsappel’ has been designed by Wytze Patijn of Kuiper Compagnons. The concept derives from a work of art in the shape of an apple.
The steel construction has a 27.5 metre diameter and a height of 15.5 metres. The ramp where the bicycles are parked spirals like apple peel along a conical ‘core’ consisting of steel columns.
The outer skin consists of a transparent, spatial frame. As the parking facility is unguarded, a decision was made to open up the parking as much as possible, to encourage social control and stimulate a sense of security.