In 2007, Arons and Gelauff architects won the design competition for the Pontsteiger building in Amsterdam’s Houthavens. Their striking design for a large, landmarking building with hundreds of homes and various amenities, was intended as a key project in the redevelopment of the former harbour area.
After long delay, the developer returned the commission for the Pontsteiger to the municipality in 2013. With a new combination of developers, construction will finally start next spring – eight years after completion of the original design.
Architect Arnoud Gelauff presents the different versions of the design for the Pontsteiger that his office has made over the years. A central topic are the peculiarities of working, as an architect, on a large project over an extended time span and with changing clients.
Location: Academy of Architecture, Waterlooplein 2011, 1011 PG Amsterdam
Tickets: € 5
Tickets are available in advance during regular opening hours at Arcam and on the night of the lecture from 7.30 PM at the door of the Academy of Architecture. Academy students have free admission on presentation of their student card.