Sewage Treatment Plant RebirthEdit profile
The relocation of the sewage treatment plant on Zeeburgereiland sparks new developments in the area: the island has now become inhabitable...
The remaining silos are looking for a new destination.
Zeeburgereiland is strategically positioned between the center of Amsterdam and its latest expansion called IJIDurg and directly linked to ring road A10: Ober accessible. In 2009 we lost the competition for the re-use of two of the three decommissioned silos to the very exciting plan to create the Annie M.G. Schmidt Huis. This new facility is a most welcome addition to the cultural spectrum of Amsterdam; it is exactly what the city needs.
The third silo in the row had been reserved for another initiative, but -thanks to the Crisis- the idea to turn it into an office building was abandoned. This means a new opportunity for the realization of our earlier scheme: we are invited to do a feasibility study to create what is called 'het Huis van de Klim- en Bergsport, a world-class venue for climbing and mountaineering.
Paradoxically climbing has become a national sport in the Netherlands. In spite of its flatness. The Royal Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Association (NKBV) is with 55.000 members one of the largest in Europe!
Description by architect