The Gap

Director
Rimko Haanstra

 

Scenario
Rimko Haanstra
Hans Heesen

 

Camera
Rimko Haanstra
Albert van der Wildt

 

Sound
Rimko Haanstra
Mark de Witte
Johan Ligt

 

Interviews
Rimko Haanstra
Klaas Vos

 

Editing
Rimko Haanstra
Maurits Guépin

 

Production
Rimko Haanstra
Nathalie Nijkamp

 

Producers
Rimko Haanstra
Cécile van Eijk
Sherman De Jesus

Nighttime. Darkness. Workmen are busy. They are building something, but what? Whatever it is, the question is whether it is permitted or not. The architect, Hans Sluijmer, is obviously in favour: he presents his views of what lay behind the construction of the building. The lawyer Cees Kniestedt, a future neighbour, is opposed: you can’t put something like that in a historic old city. What is beautiful and what is ugly? Passers-by have outspoken opinions, in favour or against. The inhabitants, John Engels and Wil van Zijl, grasp the adventure of this ‘new living’. What is it like to live in a house that is only 3 by 5 metres, six floors high, on top of a 14th century cellar?

 The film shows the special building technology used in the super-modern ‘Sluijmer House’. It was built in the heart of a protected historic area, in the canal area of the centre of Utrecht surrounded by historic buildings.

2002
Video, colour
10 min
Dutch


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