Kunstfort - Vijfhuizen
# Architecture # Competition # Vision
International Competition for a Centre of Contemporary Art at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen.
The competition site is a unique military fort (Fort bij Vijfhuizen) dating back to 1899. As part of the Defence line of Amsterdam the fort is both a Provincial Monument and listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Subject of the competition is the Genieloods and its direct surroundings. The Genieloods is a steel shed built in 1896, originally used to store cannons and other military equipment. It is located on the premises of the fort.
The challenge consists in designing a space for contemporary art exhibitions and related facilities re-using the Genieloods. In fact, the Genieloods will be the future point of departure for visitors of the Kunstfort. Using the Genieloods will dramatically increase the possibilities of the Kunstfort as a centre for contemporary art.