Client: De Amsterdamse Tram
Location: Amsterdam, NL
Size: 120 m2
Program: (temporary) restaurant
Engineering and structural design: cc-studio
Plant advice: PlantenTuin Esveld
Contractor: Dutch Steigers, Thijs Wolthuis and Danny van Kessel
Project team: Danny van Kessel, Gerald Lindner
Renderings: Malgorzata Mader
Photos credits: John Lewis Marshall, copyrighted
Using scaffolding, leftovers from the building industry, as the primary construction material mostly solved the financial issue.
The second intervention was the creation, again using used scaffolding and reclaimed wood, of a 70m2 covered space connected to the tram, leaving it visual to the public eye from the most important vantage points in and around the station. The transparent polycarbonate roofing gives the space protection from the wind and rain. By using an open steel mesh for plants to grow into, both the municipal requirement of openness and the clients wish for wind protection (and in the summer, from the sun) could be fulfilled at very low costs.