This Friday the exhibition Glimpses, New York & Amsterdam in 2040 will be opened at ARCAM, the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture. After a full week of prorams at the Center for Architecture in New York the Amsterdam architecture firms have touched base in Amsterdam and are preparing for the opening in ARCAM this Friday.

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The exhibition will show 10 presentations ('paintings') of locations which, in a unique way, offer a ‘glimpse’ of the sustainable future of the cities of Amsterdam and New York. In addition, themes will be addressed, such as climate change and the environment, recycling, housing, social issues, and the issue of the densification of the urban area in relation to mobility and accessibility. The whole process of making ‘Glimpses’ is not meant to provide definitive answers, but rather, to ask the right questions from the right people in an attempt to generate discussion, provoke thought and stir the imagination.
It focuses on the way we live, work, meet and move in the city in 2040 and how it will impact the physical city.

Image: Barcode Architects

‘Glimpses, Amsterdam & New York, an exchange of sustainable ideas’ is a collaborative project between ARCAM and the AIA Center for Architecture in New York in which the focus is on the exchange of knowledge regarding the sustainable future of the two cities. The aim of the project is to create an exchange platform that can provide a stimulus for the international professional debate surrounding the theme and can lead to new, innovative developments in both cities.

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Image: Delva & Dingeman Deijs Architect

Save the date:
Tuesday 5 July: Symposium 'Planning the Future of Amsterdam & New York' on the city plans: 'Structuurplan Amsterdam 2040' and 'PlaNYC 2030'. We will discuss the future of both cities and their future plans with contributions of Zef Hemel (Deputy director City Planning department Amsterdam) and David Bragdon (Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability New York). During the symposium all themes of the Glimpses will be addressed by the participating architects and special respondents. The symposium is moderated by Tracy Metz.

See also:
ARCAM, Amsterdam Centre for Architecture
Center for Architecture New York

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