Nicoline Baartman

Publisher Thoth

ISBN 9789068687767

Idea Code 19230

Published in collaboration with Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam and Arons and Gelauff architects, this monograph presents a bold new project in Amsterdam: Pontsteiger. The massive building consists of a six-storey low-rise block that wraps around a plaza on the waterfront. Two 60-metre towers at the open end of this block frame water views. The towers carry a bridge spanning 48 metres, rising to a height of 90 metres above the city. The result is an iconic building that foreshadows the growth of high-rise buildings around the river IJ. Today the building stands as a testament to its formidable, prize-winning design and the uncertainty that its realisation was able to overcome.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English