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‘Urban Entertainment’ in The Netherlands

Struggling to get through the backlog of images, but I plan on posting more regular.  I added some new architectural work from the ‘Urban entertainment’ centre and ‘Block 16’ in Almere and the ‘Wall House’ in Groningen. These can all be found in the Netherlands Architecture Gallery, taken at the beginning of the summer this year.

Urban Entertainment Centre, Almere

Urban Entertainment Centre, Almere ©David Bleeker

Urban Entertainment Centre, Almere

The first picture is the Concert Hall of Urban entertainment Centre in Almere. This blob-like building is constructed from reinforced concrete and clad in pre-weathered zinc. It looks very sterile, almost robotic. It reminds me of  artist impressions of living on other planets in 1980s books about space travel. Continue reading