City marking S10/ Cruoninga

In 1990 the city of Groningen celebrated its 950 th anniversary and a contemporary city gate was placed at each main entrance road of the city to mark this.

Architect Daniel Libeskind developed these city gates. The tenth sign is in the city centre, on the Martinikerhof churchyard. This is where until 1672 the Sint-Walburg church was located and the city marking is on the spot of a former well. This is why philosopher Paul Virilio designed the sign in the shape of a point, the corners of which indicate the other nine markings on the outskirts of the city. The designer states that modern people require a central point to be able to dream and this well could be just that.