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Book ‘Make Your City’

In cities driven by economic gain, there is not much room for those who do not rightly fit within established structures. And even if they are given a spot, they are obliged to vacate it as soon as more profitable activities present themselves. The history of the NDSM shipyard in Amsterdam demonstrates the power of [&hellip…

Skate park Amsterdam

In 2005, Skatepark Amsterdam was built inside the shipbuilding hall, next to Kunststad (Art City). Skaters from Vrieshuis Amerika, one of the cleared squats along the river IJ, came together and applied themselves to building a new skate park in the NDSM hall. Eva helped them realize this project. She arranged financing and coached the skaters [&hellip…

Experimental zone Westpoort

Commissioned by Amsterdam-New West Eva conducted a survey in 2016 for the development of two experimental plots in Westpoort. The study led to two scenarios…

An artist’s kiss ….

The Future of Places 2015 Stockholm 29 June – 2 July 2015 “An Artist’s Kiss to Awaken the City” What a beautiful image: The city is sleeping. Maybe she’s lost her pulse. Nothing and no one can awaken her. Then comes the artist with a gift for the city: A KISS. A soft delicious kiss [&hellip…

Frontage design

The frontage clearly shows that Heesterveld is evolving. The mural on the frontage of Heesterveld will be finished in September 2013. Amsterdam Zuidoost lacks a strong identity for cultural organizations, and that is why Eva and her team decided on a visible change to the building itself, which would mark Heesterveld as a cultural hotspot: [&hellip…

Heesterveld

In 2009, the building complex Heesterveld, located in Amsterdam-Zuidoost, was the last bit left of the original Bijlmer. The characteristic architecture of Jan van Gool was still in its original condition, but Heesterveld was suffering from unemployment, crime, drug dealing in the basement, and neglected porches and outside spaces. Housing corporation Ymere wanted to demolish [&hellip…

Cafe-restaurant Noorderlicht

A group of young women from Amsterdam once investigated building with straw bales and catering. They had built houses with recycled materials before, at Westerdok and the ADM terrain. Now, they turned to straw as building material. Stro & Co (Straw and Co.) was founded, and, after various straw-building projects across the world, they erected [&hellip…