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This design faces Europan 9's central theme of 'sustainable cities and new public spaces' head on. Cities can only be sustainable when their spaces are not only safe or comfortable, but vivid, exciting, triggering and most importantly; capable of transformation. A pioneer boat  will provide the basis for all developments on the Buiksloterham. The masterplan defines a number of industrial-scale, oversized buildings with hybrid typologies that can cope with a highly dynamic program. Buildings are conceived as cities within a building which reduces traffic, energy-usage and creates a vivid, social environment. In the building design large industrial hangars are combined with oversized but cheap concrete casco's that are suitable for every office, housing or combined typology it's users could come up with.

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Europan 9, Amsterdam NL, 2007-2008, 10 best entries
Architects: Bas R
omgens, Rik Martens, Theo Reitsema
Collaborator: Niels Ponjee