client: City of Amsterdam
team: Güller Güller architecture urbanism
We believe that the ‘natural gap’ of the Oeverlanden – the banks of the Nieuwe Meer
lake set between the airport and Amsterdam – could be designated as a zone for global
awareness, a blank page that can be rewritten repeatedly and a platform where global
and local populations can meet each other.
It provides space for a children’s museum, a ‘World Forum’ for conferences, a
‘Reconvalescence Centre’ for senior citizens and an ‘Academy of Sounds and Water’,
which amasses all the sounds from around the world and broadcasts them in public.
A metro line between airport and city interlinks the three centres, so that all
generations, whether local or global, can encounter each other along this life-line.