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Kraanspoor Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Kraanspoor (translated as craneway) is a light-weight transparent office building of three floors built on top of a concrete craneway on the grounds of the former NDSM (Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij) shipyard, a relic of Amsterdam’s shipping industry. This industrial monument, built in 1952, has a length of 270 meters, a height of 13,5 meters and a width of 8,7 meters. A street length and width. The new construction on top is the same 270 meters long, with a width of 13,8 meters, accentuates the length of Kraanspoor and the phenomenal expansive view of the river IJ. Fully respecting its foundation, the building is lifted by slender steel columns 3 meters above the crane way, appearing to float above the impressive concrete colossus. Now that Kraanspoor is being preserved as industrial heritage and has a new function, I have a new dream: an adjacent urban plan in which the still remaining halls and slipways, production buildings and workshops are incorporated and receive a new function. A seamless combination of old and new – industrial heritage and modern architecture in which the waterways are restored and the slipway determines the orientation. The entire place with its shipping industrial past has an intense energy. The object is to intertwine the old with the new, to preserve history, and not loose this energy.
Copyright: C360.Nl Henri Smeets
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Hochgeladen: 15/03/2012
Aktualisiert: 03/07/2014
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Tags: kraanspoor; craneway; amsterdam; converted; office space
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