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UNStudio Shares Vision for Tessellated Hyperloop Station

12:00 - 13 September, 2018
UNStudio Shares Vision for Tessellated Hyperloop Station, Courtesy of Plompmozes
Courtesy of Plompmozes

UNStudio has shared a prototype vision for a hyperloop transfer hub, intended to ultimately connect cities such as Amsterdam and Frankfurt in less than an hour. The project, done in collaboration with Hardt Hyperloop, was announced at a summit in Utrecht dedicated to exploring future transit in Europe.

Rem Koolhaas to Give Closing Keynote at 2018 World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam

06:15 - 7 September, 2018
Rem Koolhaas to Give Closing Keynote at 2018 World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam, Confirmed speakers at the 2018 World Architecture Festival.. Image Courtesy of World Architecture Festival
Confirmed speakers at the 2018 World Architecture Festival.. Image Courtesy of World Architecture Festival

Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect and founder of the Rotterdam-based firm OMA, has been announced as the closing keynote speaker at the World Architecture Festival. The event will take place in Amsterdam at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre on from 28-30 November.

Boat Hangar / BETA office for architecture and the city

05:00 - 1 September, 2018
Boat Hangar / BETA office for architecture and the city, © MWA Hart Nibbrig
© MWA Hart Nibbrig

© MWA Hart Nibbrig © MWA Hart Nibbrig © Moon Saris © MWA Hart Nibbrig + 21

Uber EMEA Headquarters / Assembly Design Studio + Cannon Design

05:00 - 1 August, 2018
Uber EMEA Headquarters / Assembly Design Studio + Cannon Design, © Jasper Sanidad
© Jasper Sanidad

© Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect of Record

    Tetris Design and Build
  • Design Team

    Liz Guerrero, Denise Cherry, Michelle Richter, Megan Sveiven, David Hunter, Courtney DeWalt, Jeorge Jordan, Sarah Dziuba, Colleen Masusako, Dion Dekker
  • Area

    8300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Hotel Jakarta / SeARCH

03:00 - 30 July, 2018
Hotel Jakarta / SeARCH, Courtesy of SeARCH
Courtesy of SeARCH

Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Java island, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client

    WestCord Hotels
  • Area

    16500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

IJburg College 2 / Atelier PRO

09:00 - 29 July, 2018
IJburg College 2 / Atelier PRO, © Jan Paul Mioulet
© Jan Paul Mioulet

© Jan Paul Mioulet © Jan Paul Mioulet © Jan Paul Mioulet © Jan Paul Mioulet + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Foekje Dillemastraat 116, 1095 MK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Dorte Kristensen and Karho Yeung
  • Project Leader

    Eelko Bemener
  • Team

    Aneta Rymsza, Corine Jongejan, Robbert Kleine Schaars, Tobias Thoen
  • Area

    7089.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Huis Eén / Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk

02:00 - 27 July, 2018
Huis Eén / Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk, © Max Hart Nibbrig
© Max Hart Nibbrig

© Max Hart Nibbrig © Max Hart Nibbrig © Max Hart Nibbrig © Max Hart Nibbrig + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Lilith van Assem, Elsbeth Ronner
  • Contractor

    an den Hogen Bouwbedrijven Volendam
  • Construction

    Pieters Bouwtechniek
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Caroline Bos, David Adjaye, Li Xiaodong and Many Others to Speak at 2018 World Architecture Festival

16:00 - 26 July, 2018
Caroline Bos, David Adjaye, Li Xiaodong and Many Others to Speak at 2018 World Architecture Festival, The 2018 edition of WAF will be held in Amsterdam, 28-30 November.. Image Courtesy of WAF
The 2018 edition of WAF will be held in Amsterdam, 28-30 November.. Image Courtesy of WAF

After two years in Berlin, the World Architecture Festival will move their 2018 edition to Amsterdam for three days of talks, design presentations, and award ceremonies featuring cutting-edge contemporary works and some of the most prominent figures in architecture today.

GMK5 / First Day of Spring / Space Encounters


05:00 - 24 July, 2018
GMK5 / First Day of Spring / Space Encounters
, © Peter Tijhuis
© Peter Tijhuis

© Peter Tijhuis © Peter Tijhuis © Peter Tijhuis © Peter Tijhuis + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Groenmarktkade 5, 1016 TA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Joost Baks, Gijs Baks, Remi Versteeg, Stijn de Weerd
  • Interior architect

    Space Encounters

  • Team

    Joost Baks, Gijs Baks, Remi Versteeg, Stijn de Weerd, Jordy Vos
  • Area

    495.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Strawinskylaan Bicycle Parking / wUrck

02:00 - 13 July, 2018
Strawinskylaan Bicycle Parking / wUrck, © Jan de Vries
© Jan de Vries

© Jan de Vries © Jan de Vries © Jan de Vries © Jan de Vries + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pr. Irenestraat 45, 1077 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architect

    Oriol Casas Cancer
  • Design Team

    Ernst van Rijn, Roeland Bornebroek, Daam van der Leij, Ferdinando d'Alessio, Edu Lamtara, Dirk Bots
  • Area

    4200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Salt / MVRDV

11:00 - 3 July, 2018
Salt / MVRDV, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Principal in Charge

    Jacob van Rijs
  • Client

    NIC Building Ambitions
  • Area

    3700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Zuidblok / Kollhoff & Pols architecten

05:30 - 22 June, 2018
Zuidblok / Kollhoff & Pols architecten, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© MWA Hart Nibbrig © MWA Hart Nibbrig © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer + 17

Brass House Amsterdam / MOPET architecten

02:00 - 21 June, 2018
Brass House Amsterdam / MOPET architecten, © Stijn Poelstra
© Stijn Poelstra

© Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Team

    Joep Mollink, Daniël Peters, Richard Proudley, Steven van Raan
  • Area

    210.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

UNStudio Designs Future-Proof Cable Car for Amsterdam

12:00 - 18 June, 2018
UNStudio Designs Future-Proof Cable Car for Amsterdam, Courtesy of Plompmozes
Courtesy of Plompmozes

UNStudio has released images of its design for IJbaan, a green, future-proof cable car linking West and North Amsterdam. The result of a crowdfunding campaign started by founders Bas Dekker and Willem Wessels in 2015, the project is to be implemented by 2025, marking the city's 750th anniversary. The “all electric” transport scheme forms part of Amsterdam’s ambition to be a European center for urban innovation, integrating forward-thinking technology with existing public transport modalities.

Stretching over one mile (1.5 kilometers), the cable car links the two thriving residential districts of Amsterdam-West and Amsterdam-Noord through a system of three slender pylons and two stations. The cable car has been designed to accommodate a future third station depending on the pattern of growth for surrounding districts.

Courtesy of Plompmozes Courtesy of Plompmozes Courtesy of Plompmozes Courtesy of Plompmozes + 8

North Orleans Housing / SeARCH

03:00 - 23 May, 2018
North Orleans Housing / SeARCH, Courtesy of SeARCH
Courtesy of SeARCH

Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Spijkerkade 33, 1021 JS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architect

    Bjarne Mastenbroek
  • Area

    4850.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

EENWERK & Irma Boom Office / Barend Koolhaas

05:00 - 8 May, 2018
EENWERK & Irma Boom Office / Barend Koolhaas, © Peter Tijhuis
© Peter Tijhuis

© Peter Tijhuis © Peter Tijhuis © Peter Tijhuis © Peter Tijhuis + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Other Participants

    Irma Boom, Julius Vermeulen, Aura Luz Melis, Reinier Suurenbroek, Piet Oudolf
  • Area

    325.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Summertime Housing / SeARCH

03:00 - 2 May, 2018
Summertime Housing / SeARCH, Courtesy of SeARCH
Courtesy of SeARCH

© Ossip van Duivenbode Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH Courtesy of SeARCH + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    George Gershwinlaan, 1082 LS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Bjarne Mastenbroek
  • Area

    26800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

What Makes a City Livable to You?

09:30 - 28 April, 2018
© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/132839384@N08/17241901246'>Flickr user Hafitz Maulana</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>. ImageA music festival in Singapore
© Flickr user Hafitz Maulana licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. ImageA music festival in Singapore

Mercer released their annual list of the Most Livable Cities in the World last month. The list ranks 231 cities based on factors such as crime rates, sanitation, education and health standards, with Vienna at #1 and Baghdad at #231. There’s always some furor over the results, as there ought to be when a city we love does not make the top 20, or when we see a city rank highly but remember that one time we visited and couldn’t wait to leave.

To be clear, Mercer is a global HR consultancy, and their rankings are meant to serve the multinational corporations that are their clients. The list helps with relocation packages and remuneration for their employees. But a company’s first choice on where to send their workers is not always the same place you’d choose to send yourself to.

And these rankings, calculated as they are, also vary depending on who’s calculating. Monocle publishes their own list, as does The Economist, so the editors at ArchDaily decided to throw our hat in as well. Here we discuss what we think makes cities livable, and what we’d hope to see more of in the future.