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Project SPOT ON!

The SPOT ON! project involves 12 bridge keeper’s houses throughout the Netherlands that, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the foundation Brugwachtershuisjes, will be temporarily provided with a special line of poetry and highlighted by a light art work. Stichting Brugwachtershuisjes asked Mothership to supervise the light artworks in the SPOTON! project. Mothership asked light artist Marco Broeders to come up with the lighting concept. The total project will run during the dark winter months from November 2022 to January 2023. Each bridge keeper’s house will be illuminated for a maximum of 2 months.


Overview of participating bridge keeper houses to SPOT ON! in order of unveiling

Schoenkuipenbrug (Zwolle), Deventerbrug (Apeldoorn), Oosterbrug (Leeuwarden), Leeghwaterbrug (The Hague), Catharijnebrug (Haarlem), Zaagmolenbrug (Rotterdam), Abel Tasmanbrug (Utrecht), Orthenbrug “Camping Koffietent” (Den Bosch), Sint Servaasbrug (Maastricht), Zuidersluis (Almere), Schroebrug (Middelburg), Plantsoenbrug (Groningen),


Lighting concept Marco Broeders (

In terms of lighting concept, the bridge keeper’s house is seen as a slide in its surroundings.

The windows of the bridge keeper’s house are covered inside with a transparent colorful printed foil with transparent ink. This concept is the same for all 12 cottages to show consistency in the rural project. The color palette of the foil everywhere refers to day and night, to special vistas, to water and the sky, to an abstracted urban landscape, to the colors of the city. For each city a specific color pattern was chosen that reflects the character of the city or province and (culturally related) colors.


About Foundation Burgwachtershuisjes (

Since 2012 Stichting Brugwachtershuisjes has been committed to the repurposing of vacant

bridge operator houses in the Netherlands. Bridges are increasingly operated remotely and many bridge keepers’ houses are losing their function as a result. As a result, vacancy and neglect are imminent. In the 10 years that the Bridge Keepers’ Houses Foundation has been active, nearly 100 houses have been given another, new function.