The Van Kregtentunnel connects two parts of the town of Wierden on either side of the railway tracks. The underpass, together with a pedestrian tunnel under the station, became necessary due to the growth of rail traffic between Deventer, Zwolle and Almelo.
On the walls of the tunnel, a tile mosaic has been created in honor of the painter Fedor Kregten (1871-1937) who lived and worked in Wierden for a major part of his life. Van Kregten is known for his landscape scenes with cows, two of which have been translated into a pattern of 30,000 tiles, with the use of advanced computer technology. Up close the tiling seems to have an abstract pattern but at some distance the painting become visible.
Placing the tiles, based on detailed working drawings, was a incredible accomplisment. Since November 2012 the Van Kregtentunnel connects north and south both physically and artisticly.
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