Updates

Leaving the City Online Event on 25 June

Until a few years ago we all assumed this was the Age of the City. But things are turning out differently. Increasing numbers of young urbanites are exchanging the city for the countryside. This creates new opportunities for rural regions. We’re organising an online event on Thursday 25 June in which we’ll further explore and discuss this trend.

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Article for Plan Amsterdam

The City of Amsterdam asked us to write an article for Plan Amsterdam — a magazine on urban development in the Amsterdam metropolitan region. In the article we discuss hyper-flexible lifestyles, compact living, and the importance of local identity in the age of internationalisation.

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Stay Sane, Stay Safe × Ziggo Dome Poster Wall

In collaboration with Stay Sane, Stay Safe we’ve transformed the video screen façade of Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome into a giant poster wall.

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Meridian Water Shortlist

We’re proud to announce that we’ve been shortlisted in a competition to enhance the sustainability of the masterplan for the second phase of development at Meridian Water in Enfield, north London.

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Meeting in the Sky

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, elderly living in care centres are not allowed to receive visits. Last week we rented a boom lift to make it possible for the residents of an eldercare facility in Amsterdam to meet with their families.

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COVID-19 and the Future of Retail and Hospitality

Joop was invited by Amsterdam architecture institute ARCAM to give his views on how the global coronavirus outbreak affects the urban retail and hospitality landscape.

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Hack a Construction Fence!

In collaboration with real estate developers and construction companies in Southeast Amsterdam, we’re organising a design competition to give colour to 100 construction fences in the area.

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Open Call: Living Apart Together

RAUM challenges artists, designers and architects to create a public space installation that encourages social interaction in COVID-19 times.

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We Proudly Present the Bijlmerbox

Southeast Amsterdam is home to a vibrant community of makers who create the most beautiful, authentic and tasty products. Most of them are experiencing hard times due to the coronavirus outbreak. In order to make them meet their ends, we’ve developed the Bijlmerbox — a box full of locally-made products that let you enjoy the scents, tastes and stories of this unique district of Amsterdam.

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A Digital Get-Together for the City of Amsterdam

In collaboration with the City of Amsterdam we're organising the Gebiedsronde — an event series about sustainable urban transformation. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the third edition will be a digital one.

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Today's urban challenges require an open-world approach