Cecile has been commissioned by EDGE Technologies and ABN AMRO Bank, in collaboration with the Municipality of Amsterdam and CBK Zuidoost, to delegate the creation of a public artwork on Garage Haardstee in Amsterdam Zuidoost.


In the first phase of this project, a neighbourhood survey was held to discuss the plans for artwork in the area. The survey made apparent a need for more colour and art in the street.


For a few months, two artists have been working on floral-themed paintings on the grey and gloomy walls of Garage Haardstee and called it “ The Botanical Garden of Bims”. With their work, the artists aim to create a sense of togetherness and a safe atmosphere for their residents and visitors.




EDGE Technologies


Municipality of Amsterdam

CBK Zuidoost




Cecile Wentges Project Leader

Shammah Brempong Curator

Harold Schouten Production 

Annet Zondervan Director of CBK Zuidoost

Merete Richters Artist

Charayda Andeloe Artist

Habon Ismaïl Project Assistant




CBK Zuidoost, 22 November 2022 (online): Parkeergarage Haardstee opgefleurd

Krant Amsterdam, De botanische tuin van de Bims, April 2023, Zuidoost, online pdf of page 15website Krant Amsterdam


photo Lars van den Brink

photo Lars van den Brink

photo Lars van den Brink

photo Lars van den Brink

photo Lars van den Brink

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Garage Haardstee

2022–23, Zuidoost, Amsterdam, NL