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MOVE AMSTERDAM

dance studio & theatre

NIEUWE UILENBURGERSTRAAT

AMSTERDAM

NETHERLANDS

BASED on a stepped single level 3.5m grid, the aim was to encourage people to move rhythmically throughout the building.

An urban island, the site is located in a residential area between fast moving circulation routes.

Traditional dance schools have a clear distinction between visitors and the dancers.

The concept was to re-connect the two via the crossing of paths and sightlines. I believe for a vibrant public building the private areas shouldn’t be entirely separated.

These areas are arranged around a set of courtyards so that the visitor and dancer has ever-changing views through to the opposing side.

Activating the circulation and emphasising the tension between worlds.