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Living tomorrow, Amsterdam, Netherlands, UNStudio, Ben Van Berkel, sustainable design, innovative technologies, alternative heating and cooling, metal clad, curved, futuristic, temporary

“Living Tomorrow” in Amsterdam, by UNStudio, is a temporary building that combines a laboratory, a gallery and an auditorium. The edifice functions as a basis for the different innovative technologies to be exhibited and it acted as a prototype, showing high-end technology environments for living and work. As the requirement for the structure was to be most innovative, it has an expiration date – five years after the opening it is planned to be demolished due to new technologies coming to the market. During this period the displayed concepts will be constantly evolving and adapted to the latest developments.

The ground floor houses the entrance, auditorium, event hall, exhibition room, administration and kitchen are located, while the four levels above contain more exhibition rooms, a small restaurant and other secondary facilities. Visitors can get acquainted with the products and services, which can enhance the quality of living or working in the near future. The building systems feature alternative heating and cooling methods, in addition to the latest technologies.

The curved shape of the building is futuristic and the structure is clad in metal. The very shape is derived from the idea that the vertical and horizontal parts of the building form one continuing inside-out-turned shape, with seamless joints. Spatial structure of the interior is an outcome of the integrated volumes which form the basis of this temporary exhibition living and workspace. As the design aimed to reach contemporary sustainability standards, all materials used for this curved piece are recyclable or they have very low environmental impact.

Living tomorrow, Amsterdam, Netherlands, UNStudio, Ben Van Berkel, sustainable design, innovative technologies, alternative heating and cooling, metal clad, curved, futuristic, temporary

Living tomorrow, Amsterdam, Netherlands, UNStudio, Ben Van Berkel, sustainable design, innovative technologies, alternative heating and cooling, metal clad, curved, futuristic, temporary

Living tomorrow, Amsterdam, Netherlands, UNStudio, Ben Van Berkel, sustainable design, innovative technologies, alternative heating and cooling, metal clad, curved, futuristic, temporary

Living tomorrow, Amsterdam, Netherlands, UNStudio, Ben Van Berkel, sustainable design, innovative technologies, alternative heating and cooling, metal clad, curved, futuristic, temporary

 

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