Amsterdam, NL
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Water Moss Rocks
Mr. Visserplein Amsterdam
The appearance and urban development of Amsterdam have been shaped by the struggle against water and by the chances provided by the presence of water. Currently the city is preparing for a new challenge: water from heaven. This project's design combines a new rainwater-circulation system with the already existing underground network of spaces for clean rainwater storage. Moreover, it creates a new eye catching tourist attraction for water city Amsterdam: the Hortus Moss Rock in a spectacular waterscape. These design does not pre-program use, but accommodates a variety of spontaneous activities Status: best entry first round Prix de Rome Architecture 2006. Exhibitions Arcam, Amsterdam and Biotope City.