Exhibition Collective Comeback

Collective Comeback – The return of collective architecture in Amsterdam

Collective living and building makes a comeback in Amsterdam architecture. As in the period 1965-1985, where architects designed shared spaces and facilities on a large scale, today’s architects once again focus on collectivity. With models, drawings, films and photographs of iconic buildings, Collective Comeback mirrors the collective architecture of that time with that of today.

After the post-war reconstruction, a change in architecture took place.  Prosperity is increasing, housing needs are decreasing and the architect can focus on comfort and quality. Designers set their sights on collective architecture. The projects in the exhibition show the innovative nature of this new building ideal, such as the emphasis on ‘the meeting’ in Herman Hertzbergers Drie Hoven and involving residents in the design process of the Bickerseiland.

Today, about fifty years later, collective architecture is once again topical. Compact homes with shared facilities offer solace in a densifying and sustainable Amsterdam. More and more inhabitants of Amsterdam are living outside the conventional family context. For them, collective architecture offers an affordable means in the tense housing market. Not only new concepts of living together, such as Friends-living, but also new forms of co-commissioning are emerging.

With Collective Comeback, Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam puts these two movements of collective architecture into perspective for the first time. Discover how collectivity took shape in the period 1965-1985 and how this phenomenon is taking shape again today.


(NL) Filmvertoning ‘Het Model’ 50 jaar Weesperflat

23 Apr 2019 - 03 May 2019 : Archief : News

Gratis documentaire

(NL) Lezing Experimentele woningbouw ’68-’80

25 Apr 2019 : Archief : News

(NL) Kom naar de lezingenavond over het Rijksprogramma Experimentele woningbouw uit de jaren 1968-1980

(NL) Lezing ‘De statistieken van het Rokin: over hergebruik, sloop en de cultuurhistorische waarde van jonge bouwkunst’

02 Apr 2019 : Archief : News

(NL) Hoe gaan we om met Post ’65-architectuur in de dynamische stad? Een Collective Comeback avond met een lezing...

(NL) Filmvertoning Heerlijk anoniem – Wonen in het Plan van Gool

19 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019 : Archief : News

(NL) Kom in de voorjaarsvakantie naar de tentoonstelling Collective Comeback en verdiep je aan de hand van deze film...

Collective Comeback Déjà Vu


(NL) Hoe staan de negen iconische gebouwen uit de tentoonstelling Collective Comeback uit de jaren '65-'85 er nu bij?...

(NL) Herman Hertzberger opent Collective Comeback

11 Jan 2019 : Archief : News

(NL) Herman Hertzberger opent vrijdag 11 januari de nieuwe tentoonstelling Collective Comeback!

(NL) Blog: Ruimte maken, ruimte laten

Blog : News

(NL) Nieuwe blog waarin Mirjam IJsseling haar gedachtes deelt over thema's en onderwerpen die bij Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam voorbij komen.