Located on a junction between the old city of Amsterdam, the Singelgracht and pre-existing infrastructure from the 70s. The intentions to create a highway passing through the centre of Amsterdam are still visible as scars in its urban tissue. Transferium Rhijnspoorpein uses these given characteristics of the Wibautstraat; a wide street leading deep into the heart of the city. This urban node is translated into a transition point for visitors coming to Amsterdam.
Normally infrastructure is the base and domain of engineers. The urban environment is build up onto the footprint of an infrastructural layout, and architectonic gestures get only more profound at the very end of the process of urban creation. What if we consider infrastructure as a form of architecture? How do you give shape to movement in its purest form?
Thesis Project 2010