This is a study to explore the possibilities of a reconstruction of an old
machine that gave the city of Utrecht a unique medieval atmosphere.
The way Utrecht’s wharfs have been used is most visible at this point.
It’s the wharf in front of de ‘Winkel van Sinkel’ where the crane
discharged boats towards the low wharf, where a ‘wed’, a long ramp,
was used to distribute the goods (mostly beerbarrels) into town, or
towards the higher street level, where the ‘waag’ was located, to weigh
the merchandise. At this moment we’re looking for funds and we’re
investigating the possibilities of the location.