You can view ten of her larger paintings, all inspired by Zuidas, at the entrance to the A Tower and in the underground corridor between the A and H Towers. The paintings are the culmination of the artist’s years of fascination with the development of the urban landscape in Zuidas.
A fascination with construction
In the 1990s, Ineke Hofsté was studying social sciences just around the corner from Zuidas, at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. As she walked from Amsterdam Zuid station to the university campus, she became intrigued by the first buildings to go up, such as the ABN AMRO office, on an area of land that was otherwise still completely empty. Hofste grew up with construction and building, because her family is in the trade. She still follows developments in Zuidas closely, but now, as a professional artist, her sense of dimension and aesthetic rhythm draws her to the construction of these new buildings. New buildings that are still completely covered by scaffolding appeal to her imagination. This is because the building still holds promise at this stage, and you never know which direction it could take, says Hofste.