Architectural design shortlisted for ‘Public Artwork Development’ commissioned by BPD Project Development with the building project ‘Woon&’ Architects Arons & Gelauf, in collaboration with Rachael Tillotson, Sandberg Instituut, and Gerrit Rietveld Academie with the research consortium ‘Contemporary Commoning’.
This design proposal was created to identify and visualize the needs of residents of Zeeburgereiland, a newly developed area in the East of Amsterdam. Given the lockdown period in 2020, this proposal takes into account the increased need for green spaces as nurturing areas in cities, as well as common spaces that are accessible to everyone. Over several months, residents engaged in design sessions and interviews to express their needs. The resulting proposal was a collective effort between artists and residents, serving as a blueprint for the Book Tree Project (2021).