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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…

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…

Art City NDSM

In 2007, Kunststad arose inside the large shipbuilding hall of the NDSM Shipyard. Kunststad (Art City) is a city designed and built by the citizens themselves, with 80 studios and business premises, 12 large theatre workshops, and an indoor skate park. To get as much creative freedom and diversity as possible, it was decided to [&hellip…