Bethani├źndwarsstraat 6d 1012 CB Amsterdam
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the Aluminium forest
Houten - first prize
The Aluminium Centre crowns the treetops of the aluminium woodland, above slender stems through which the flickering Dutch light filters, falters and reflects. A glass elevator operates between ground level and the silver-coloured aluminium box, six meters up, six meters down, smoothly and soundlessly. The wind whooshes outside, sings and resonates round many hundred trembling pillars. Inside, sun-sluiced patios channel the light, the air, the space, the warmth, shunting them along appropriate tracks, aspiring to the tiniest possible span and the most optimal environmental balance. A feather-light construction, a building lit-up and illuminating Space, landscape and the earth's ore, united.