Name: Adelbrecht, Stephan
Institution / Company: Student at TUM (M.Arch), Independet B.A. in Architecture (https://www.visuuu.de/)
Team member 02
Name: Muhr, Florian
Institution / Company: Student at TUM (M.Arch), Independet B.A. in Architecture (https://florianmuhr.com/)
-WINNER of Amsterdam Cycling Bridge Competition
One of Amsterdam’s central problems is the limited accessibility of Amsterdam Noord and, above all, the acute shortage of housing and land for a rapidly growing population. The project “Evergreen Amsterdam” addresses these problems and shows a potential for redens ification on land previously thought to be undevelopable – the canal.
The design takes into account the urban development of the eastern harbor basin, away from its original commercial use, towards a new neighborhood. For a sustainable efficient urbanization of the whole area, the concept goes beyond a mere connection of the northern area and offers a new urban space to merge it with the city.
In formal terms, the project innovatively combines current problems with the city’s extensive history as one of the former largest trading ports. The transformation of a discarded container ship provides sufficient infrastructural storage space inside and, on top of that, the former deck serves as a green residential bridge. Houses made from former containers provide affordable housing and can be effectively delivered and constructed by sea.
“Evergreen Amsterdam” conveys a multi-layered and sustainable approach to solving the city’s current problems and adequately packages them for the predestined location as a potential new landmark for Amsterdam.
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