At Kralingse Zoom, under the A16, starts an underpass which connects Rotterdam and Capelle aan den IJssel for pedestrians, cyclists and an unmanned full electric shuttle bus. The tunnel is experienced as unsafe and unpleasant.
The project is commissioned by the municipality of Rotterdam and is in collaboration with Capelle aan den IJssel. It is Mothership’s job to give the underpass a more pleasant atmosphere. Artist Bruce Tasai Meu Chong is making a mural in which he integrated at both ends of the wall typical features of the municipality of Rotterdam and Capelle aan den IJssel. In the middle of the mural you can see elements that Bruce derived from a workshop he held with school children from the district Fascinatio in Capelle.
Due to the colourful wall image and the new lighting, the tunnel becomes safer and more enjoyable. As from the end of November it is possible to view the mural in its full glory. The best way to experience the mural is from the shuttle bus, which runs between metro station Kralingse Zoom and the industrial terrain Rivium.