In 2007 Arons and Gelauff architects won the competition for the construction of the Pontsteiger building in Amsterdam's Houthavens. Their striking design for a large, landmarking building with hundreds of homes and various amenities, was intended as a key project in the redevelopment of the former harbor area.
After a long delay, the intended developer returned the commission for the construction of the Pontsteiger to the municipality in 2013. With a new combination of developers, construction will finally start next spring - eight years after completion of the original design.
Architect Arnoud Gelauff presents the different versions of the design for the Pontsteiger that his office has made over the years. A central topic are the peculiarities of working, as an architect, on a project with an extended time span and changing clients.
Time and venue
The lectures take place on Thursday nights and start at 8 pm at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Waterlooplein 213 in Amsterdam. Tickets cost €5 and can be purchased at the door from 7.30 pm. A limited number of Academy students have free admission on presentation of their student card. The lectures are in English.