The design plays with the ambiguous relationship of the inhabitants of Carnisselande with Rotterdam, which is expressed in both attraction and repulsion. The residents have said goodbye to their mother city but feel connected to it for eternity. The artwork offers the residents a chance to experience this view towards Rotterdam, but to continue walking one must turn around again and one is again confronted with the everyday reality of Carnisselande.
The Möbius strip is the basis for the design and has the intriguing property of being able to exist only as a three-dimensional object because it has only one surface. When used as a path, it suggests continuity and infinity, although it is physically impossible to walk the path indefinitely. The continuity and infinity of the design are given a double meaning by the relationship of the artwork with the surrounding environment and the residents of the new neighbourhood. In Weiter Ferne, So Nah.