LOCATION : Amsterdam, The Netherlands
PROJECT TYPE : Urban Regeneration | Strategies for Revitalization
COLLABORATORS : The Berlage, TU Delft
As a city develops, it is often confronted with issues of lack of space to supplement the growth. On the other hand, it also leaves behind vacant spaces in its wake. We began a research about these spaces in the city of Amsterdam as a part of a larger study at The Berlage. We found an alarming quantity of empty office spaces, with well stocked cubicles and noone to use them. On a parallel note, temporary activities occurring repeatedly in a specific place tends to generate much activity within an area. Our proposal was to bring both together, in an attempt to revitalize these vacant spaces through recurrent temporary programming, specific to the area. We are currently working on a design model for Chennai, to re-use its empty office spaces.