By: Moyan Brenn
Architecture firm Concrete designed a man-made island in Houthaven, Amsterdam. The structure was created for a combination office and restaurant, situated on different decks. The building rests on 12 meter high columns and is 15 meters away from the shore. The facade is a brightly colored, red-and-white checkerboard which is continued on the floors of the interior. Footbridges, signal lights, and a lifeboat create an authentic “island” atmosphere. The firm is planning on building another story on which there will be a helicopter pad. The island is historic, (REM-island), and was once the site of the pirate broadcasting company. Under construction in 1964, the Dutch government banned and dismantled REM-island in 2006. This structure pays homage to that original idea.
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