AMSTERDAM2050: Book launch

The group models (sized 2.1 × 2.1 meters) of the graduate students of the architectural design chair of Complex Projects (Delft University of Technology) are on display at the AMS Institute office. They represent scaled-down sites of the metropolitan area of Amsterdam – Sloterdijk, Zaanstad, City Islands, Schiphol Terminal and Schiphol Corridor – towards 2050.

The focus of this investigation has been on ‘growth’ and ‘change’: growth of numbers of inhabitants and tourists, and change of energy, mobility, health and leisure concepts. There is an extra demand in the City of Amsterdam for new housing and housing types, new workspaces, new infrastructure and urban facilities and for different uses and management of public spaces. The leading question is whether smart urban technologies and energy transition will allow us to live in cleaner and denser cities of higher quality, assuming radical transformation of the existing, towards 2050 and beyond.

By using Amsterdam as a living laboratory, the creative exploration is presented in AMSTERDAM 2050 publication, which aims to understand today’s structure of the City, to explore possible future scenarios and to speculate on new architectural types and new ways of living. Together this forms a solid basis of new explorations into the City of the Future.

The presentation of Amsterdam2050, will be followed by a panel discussion with:

A guided tour to the exhibition AMS MID-City models is also part of the program. Find more information on the exhibition here.

Preliminary afternoon program
Welcome by Kees Kaan
15.40 Amsterdam 2050 Book Launch
16.00 Over Holland20 research (preview)
16.10 Panel Discussion
16.45 Tour visit to the exhibition AMS MID-City models
17.00 Drinks

Join us for further exploration and discussion! Send your participation or enquiries to Manuela Triggianese.

The book is published by TU Delft. You can order your copy here.

TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and Build Environment, KAAN Architecten, City of Amsterdam