TU Delft Chair of Architectural Design ‘Complex Projects’ is investigating the future challenges of Amsterdam 2050. In AMS Mid-City Studio, the focus is on the growth of inhabitants and tourists, the extra demand for new housing and infrastructure. In spring 2017 students start defining the brief of innovative urban interventions, by analysing and re-designing urban areas situated along Oostlijn, running from Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Amstel area and Amsterdam Centraal. In fall we will focus on a larger area of the Mid-City, the current fringe-belts: new five locations situated along the fingers of Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. These new locations represent the ‘gates’ to the City, where the densification porcess (especially around the infrastructure and the nodes) will take place in the next 30 years. In total eight urban areas are selected by Complex Projects which are part of the development strategy “Koers2025” [Space for the City]. The ambition of this strategic (studio/seminar) project is to develop new urban scenarios and architectural typologies for the City of Amsterdam in a time horizon 2040/2050.
- Arjan van Timmeren (Scientific Director at AMS Intitute)
- Kees Kaan (Chair Professor and Principal Investigator at AMS Institute)
- Maurits de Hoog (senior planner at Dienst Ruimtelijke Ordening, Gemeente Amsterdam)
- Lars van Hoften and Dana Behrman (architects at UN Studio)
The event is open for students and researchers interested in the topics.