The transformation of the Eastern Harbour District in Amsterdam was completed in 2003. More than 8,000 dwellings have definitively taken over from hangars, transhipment installations, rails, containers and goods trains. All of the Netherlands' top architects have built here, as well as a large number of renowned foreigners. An operation like this appeals to the imagination. The number of articles in newspapers and magazines is impressive, as are the numbers of architecture and urban-planning tourists who have visited the district in recent years. Until now, however, there was no single publication in which the entire district was documented in its completed form. Each of the various sections of the district has had a book devoted to it over the years, but only this book gives us a complete overview of the Eastern Harbour District, with historical information and with extensive documentation on every existing project that has by now been built. Besides the built and visible projects, such as dwellings, facilities, infrastructure and public space, this publication also devotes attention to the invisible: the planning process, the basic urban-planning principles, and the cultural and social impact at a local and national level.
Eastern Harbour District Amsterdam / P. Bouvier & M. Buurman
Paperback, slappe kaft, 232 pagina's. Met illustraties. Oktober 2006.The transformation of the Eastern Harbour District in Amsterdam was completed in 2003.