Opening exhibition 'Aldo van Eyck, In-between'

Friday 16 March 2018, 17:00 - 18:00 hrs.
Academy of Architecture
Waterlooplein 211-213
1011 PG Amsterdam

The exhibition ´Aldo van Eyck, In-between´ on the occasion of its 100th birth year, shows a number of Aldo van Eyck playgrounds that can be seen as an alternative to the formal and large-scale top-down ideas of the functional city. With these small-scale interventions that Van Eyck always designed in the context of the larger urban design, he demonstrated the power of such acupuncture for the liveability of the city. The recurring discussion about the position of the child in the city underlines the current relevance of Van Eyck's work and thinking.

A model of the Sonsbeek Pavilion is also shown as part of a project of students from the Academy of Architecture.

17.00 Opening of the exhibition 'Aldo van Eyck, In-between' by Madeleine Maaskant, director Academy of Architecture Amsterdam

17.10 Presentation 'De Jonge Stad' by Dingeman Deijs, the design research for Antwerp commissioned by the Flemish Government Architect

17.20 Presentation 'Urban Playscapes', by Sasa Radenovic, a project in Sarajevo and Amsterdam that emphasizes the contemporary relevance of Aldo van Eyck's work for the liveable city

17.30 Drinks