1·Lectures on the renewed Beurspassage

Thursday 01 December 2016, 20:00 - 21:30 hrs.
Academy of Architecture
Waterlooplein 211-213
1011 PG Amsterdam

The 1·Lectures on Thursday 1 December honours the renewed Beurspassage. One day prior to the official opening we invite New York-based architect Paul Whalen (RAMSA) and developer Frank van Kessel (Top Vastgoed), together with artist Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam, to talk about the design and the realization of this unique project.

As with the 1·Lectures on the A'DAM Toren, we focus on the unique and intense collaboration between the various parties involved. The renewed Beurspassage, featuring the artwork 'Amsterdam Oersoep', is the crowning glory of Nowadays, the redevelopment project that includes the properties of Damrak 70, 80 en Nieuwendijk 196.

Architect Paul Whalen is partner of the New York-based firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA). Together with the Dutch architects of Rijnboutt they were responsible for the design of the redevelopment of the Beurspassage.

Developer Frank van Kessel is partner of Top Vastgoed. Commissioned by Bouwinvest, Top Vastgoed definited the redevelopment scheme of the properties Damrak 70, 80 en Nieuwendijk 196. Artists Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam (known for their ceiling piece 'Horn of Plenty' at the Markthal Rotterdam), together with artist Hans van Benthem (known for his famous chandeliers that featured in Viktor & Rolf campaigns), realised the 'Amsterdam Oersoep' art piece. They used exceptional materials and traditional craftsmanship. Hans van Benthem decorated the passage with chandeliers.

Thursday, 1 December, starting at 20h00, at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Waterlooplein 213 in Amsterdam. Tickets at €5 are available in the webshop of the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture. Academy students get free admission with their student card.