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Dune Roof, Amsterdam

Swimming in a dune landscape - on top of your roof.
Dune Roof, Amsterdam
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On the roof of this nature-inclusive building block in the heart of Amsterdam, you can swim in between the dunes. No matter what, the wind blows high up in the sky. That inspired us to bring in the ultimate landscape to enjoy with stormy weather: the dunes. With wind-blown pine trees and lots of indigenous (and sometimes rare!) plants from the dunes that are made for these for these rare and harsh circumstances.

Bees buzz, seagulls cry and the background noise of the city is like the rustling of the sea.

In the middle of this water-absorbing dune landscape lies a swimming pool, a wooden terrace and a beach pavilion, from where you can enjoy this surrealistic roof landscape under all conditions. In the middle of the city. Bees buzz, seagulls cry and the background noise of the city is like the rustling of the sea.

In this building people and the other nature live together. The former city floor is lifted and turned into a small patch of nature, the facades that are inhabited by plants, birds, insects ánd humans are extra (see complete project Groenmarkt). That way by building the world doesn’t become smaller, but bigger. Let’s multiply landscapes!

Design: Harro de Jong, Jan Eiting, René van Seumeren