DESCRIPTION – Amsterdam: Borneo Sporenburg and Sea Front
In the early 90’s, the former Eastern Harbor District of Amsterdam (Eastern Docklads) became a new area for West 8, which was responsible for the urban development of Borneo Sporenburg and Java. Famous red bridges that cross houses of variable density and super blocks.
The new citizens of the Eastern Waterfront do not only seek proximity to the center and at the same time avoid the traffic problems or innocent life of the dormitory cities, but they want the good of both lifestyles. Maritime landscape, tranquility and low density, but with all services. And, in addition, to continue being able to use the bicycle in its main displacements.
Amsterdam has been a pioneer in the recovery of its port area. With the participation of a large number of designers and architects, he transformed the old docks into a new urban land that deserves a specialized visit. Some of the projects that can be approached with the help of our architect are The Whale, by Architekten Cie, IJ Tower by Neutelings Riedijk Architects or several buildings by Diener + Diener, Hans Kollhoff, Wiel Arets or MVRDV. We will not forget the monumental KNSM-eiland. We also found accommodation for Spanish architects such as MAP architects Josep Lluis Mateo in his Borneo Dock housing.
Discover this tour in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, where you will discover the Borneo Sporenburg urban area and the sea front and its docks. Our tours are focused on architecture and urbanism and they are perfect for architecture lovers, experts and professionals as well as groups and student trips. Enjoy with Artchitectours guided visits around the world, made by professional guide-architects who will come along with us throughout the itinerary.