Amsterdam: EYE Filmmuseum (Netherlands)

EYE Filmmuseum

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This sculpted landmark public building is located in the new Overhoeks district on the IJ river opposite the railway station and historic areas of Amsterdam. It is a cultural centre for all things related to film, containing cinemas, exhibition spaces and education facilities.

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Designed by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects from Vienna, it is characteristic of their futuristic geometric approach.

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The highly faceted horizontal building plays with a mathematical geometric pattern of folded aluminium panels on its façade.

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The composition also incorporates a highly choreographed series of circulation paths, both in and around the building, all inspired by the ideas of movement and light in film.

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Upon entering past the more contained ticketing and shop areas, there are glimpses to the larger public spaces opening up beyond.

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A dynamic central public area is oriented towards the river – it is a fragmented, contemporary ‘amphitheatre’ with a series of stepped levels that allow access to the various cinema and exhibition spaces behind, but also provide the possibility for seating, performances, and general observance of the people and activities within.

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A restaurant + bar activate the edge of this space and links the inside to the expansive outdoor deck and the distant views outside.

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FURTHER INFORMATION:

Place: EYE Filmmuseum

Architect: Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

Photographer: Stephen Varady

Additional Information: Arch Daily (10 April, 2012)

Map: EYE Filmmuseum

 

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