Anatomy of a Landmark feat. Cruz y Ortiz – “Studio Amsterdam” presentation

The Landmark studio, part of Kees Kaan's Complex Projects chair, is hosting "Studio Amsterdam" with Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz as special teaching professors in a collaboration between the Spatial Planning Department of Amsterdam and TU Delft Department of Architecture. The fall semester was under the guidance of Antonio Ortiz, the spring semester will be curated by Antonio Cruz.

Plantage Middenlaan

This year Studio Amsterdam focuses its research on the Plantage area, an historical area in the center East part of the Dutch capital city, owing its very special character to the 17th Century historical decision to not continue the typical canal system, but to develop this as an area for urban gardens and leisure programme.

The dynamics of the Plantage today are largely influenced by developments regarding Artis, the Amsterdam zoo, and the development of the University of Amsterdam on the Roeterseiland and along the Plantage Muidergracht.

The students were asked to take critical stance on the specific character of Plantage and to think how it can be further developed taking the area as the Landmark.

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Prof. Antonio Ortiz reviewing students workProject_Hedwig van der Linden lowstudio project by Hedwig van der Linden

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studio project by Milda Kulviciute