1. www.sosamsterdam.com


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    The website for tourists, expats and people living in town, news, events, clubs and more to live your adventure in Amsterdam - SOS"THE CITY IN YOUR POCKET"

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    • MLA+DCE goes Brazil


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      The Dutch cycling embassy, a consortium of a number of companies from the Netherlands involved in sustainable urban mobility promotes Cycling the Dutch Way. This video outlines the problems and challenges Brazil is facing and how Dutch cycling expertise can help solving those.

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      • Les Abattoirs de Casablanca: a playground under construction


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        In April 2011, nineteen students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie/ designLAB designed and realised a playground on the terrain of the Anciens Abattoirs of Casablanca, Morocco. This time-lapse movie depicts the on-site development of the project and shows how the playground came about in close collaboration with local craftsmen and construction workers. The remains of the playgrounds designed by Aldo van Eyck in Amsterdam served as a starting point. His statement that not the object but the child itself should move was revisited, resulting in five new playing elements. Shaded benches that welcome the parents to the site surround these elements. And a carefully composed master plan studies the way the playground fits within the grid formed by a cluster of heritage buildings. The applied materials and techniques, such as concrete, rope and nets from the fishing harbour, wooden scaffolding beams and metal are locally largely available. Krijn Christiaansen and Cathelijne Montens are public space designers and work as teachers at the designLAB department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. They were responsible for the program, briefing, working method and coaching during this project.

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