Is it possible to work with the idea to create a new public space in Amsterdam which gathers different functions and at the same time it shows its potential as a new landscape inside the tissue of the city?

Waveland is the meeting between these two elements: the land of a new hilly landscape and the water of the river IJ. The natural elements shape the project for a new playschool and a public auditorium. Sinuous and spontaneous lines are generated from the structure of the two elements creating a new space for all.

Waveland places itself with a strong approach to the site stimulating curiosity and questions as well as a child who discover things for the first time. We are in Netherland, the country where most of the areas below sea level are man-made.

The project wants to tell a story to the children of a new gesture to colonize the land. We should try not to continue to create buildings or simply boxes but to create new landscapes and a new concept of anthropic nature.


architect: Alessandro Cacioppo  |  client: Archmedium  |  status: Academic Project (2016) Competition (2016)  |  competition: Amsterdam children's playschool  |  clasification: honour mention  |  location: Amsterdam, Netherlands (52.389560, 4.892776)  |  climate: Oceanic / maritime, Temperate  |  materials: vegetal, glass  |  environments: Seaside, Urban  |  visualizer: Studio  |  scale: medium  |  types: education, nursery  |  views: 4.384

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