The Silo Tender

In 2017, a competition was organised for the reuse of the three silos of the former Oost sewage treatment plant on Zeeburgereiland. In February 2018, it was announced that the Three Kings had emerged as a winning plan. But what precedes the determination of the winning design? And what other plans did it include? That and more can be seen this summer in the Vide Exposition The Silo Tender at the Amsterdam Architecture Centre.

A selecton based on quality
Between March 2017 and January 2018, the Municipality of Amsterdam organised a selection of quality for the three silos located in the Sportheldenbuurt, the first residential area of Zeeburgereiland.In the end, three entries went through to the final assessment. These plans are now on display in the exhibition on our first floor over the course of the summer. You can also admire a beautiful scale model of the winning plan.

Drie Koningen / Three Kings – Vink Bouw, Grayfield, TANK, Pieters Bouwtechniek and iLINQ
Silooos – Lingotto, Onefarm, cepezed
Film Silo Zeeburg Island – DUBBEL L, NEXT architects, Rialto, Ovium

In the end, Drie Koningen reached the highest score. The jury verdict: ‘Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, as three royal sages from the east, is a very ambitious plan, with a broad-based programme in an impressive appearance. The different functions should interest a broad public. The different functions ensure that there is always something fun of your liking, during the day or evening, for young and old. That is what you want to be there. The silos have been made impressive icons, without compromising the rawness of the existing silos. The roof terraces of the silos will continue to exist and remain accessible to the public. Because of the space between the silos and the superstructures is let alone, the buildings emphasize both the individuality of the existing silos and the individuality of the new interpretation’. (Source: De Architect)

Loft Exhibitions
In addition to our programmed exhibitions, we offer architects, designers, students and artists a platform to exhibit their work, or a selection of it, on the second floor of our pavilion. Without fixed planning, we respond to current architectural issues and let ourselves – and the visitor – be surprised. A good idea for an exhibition on the mezzanine? Tip us!


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