In the bend of the river IJ, only two minutes by ferry from Amsterdam Central Station, lies the new Film Institute EYE, a design of Austrian firm Delugan Meissle Associated Architects.
A remarkable building, some kind of futuristic ‘earth ship’ that directly faces the water. Here LANDLAB designs a sober square like a shore: a series of lazy sloping concrete plateaus where visitors find their own spot in the sun, relax and enjoy the view. Almost silently the public space continues into exhibition space. The backside of the museum connects to the green shore park and becomes one with other the Overhoeks buildings.