Tussen-ruimte Amsterdam – Between space

Tussen-ruimte Amsterdam, Netherlands Building Project, Dutch Between Space, Architecture

Tussen-ruimte Amsterdam

Herengracht Building Development, Netherlands – design by Office Jarrik Ouburg

18 Sep 2013

Tussen-ruimte – Amsterdam Building

Design: Office Jarrik Ouburg, Non-fiction and Taak in collaboration with Castrum Peregrini

Location: Herengracht 127-129, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tussen-ruimte (Between space)

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image : Office Jarrik Ouburg

In 2013 the city of Amsterdam celebrates the 400th anniversary of the famous canal district, an area that was enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2010. Although this part of the city was characterized by a process of continuous urban an architectural transformation during the centuries, it seems that in recent decades the past seems to get more and more control on its future.

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images : Office Jarrik Ouburg

The project Tussen-ruimte (Dutch for Between space) investigates the possibilities for contemporary art and architecture in the canal area in order to keep the process of transformation alive. It does so by opening alleys, hidden courtyards and other unused spaces in the Amsterdam canal area, in collaboration with artist and architects. In total 56 Tussen-ruimten are found in the UNESCO zone, creating a new urban network in this part of the city.

The architectural practice Office Jarrik Ouburg created the first Tussen-ruimte, located in a blind alley in between two canal houses on the Herengracht. The small space is about 10 meters deep, 12 meters high and 80 centimeters wide. White pebbles cover the existing floor and perforated white curtains are hung from a temporary construction. The curtains vary in length creating a cavity in which one can escape from the busy streetscape and experience the light, wind and sound of the city in a new way.

Tussen-ruimte is a project initiated by Office Jarrik Ouburg, Non-fiction and Taak in collaboration with Castrum Peregrini.

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Tussen-ruimte Amsterdam – Building Information

Team Tussen-ruimte #1: Jarrik Ouburg, Stéphanie Willocx, Hanna Lee, Maria José Jiménez Borja
Client: Self initiated project
Supported by: City of Amsterdam, The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts
Proposal: 2011. Execution: 2013 –

Amsterdam Signal Energy and Telecom Building image / information from Office Jarrik Ouburg Architecten

Location:Herengracht 127-129, Amsterdam, Netherlands