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Westergasfabriek Culturepark

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Gustafson Porter, Mecanoo
 
location Amsterdam
function culture, leisure, park, play ground, square
contributed by gustafson_porter

In the 1960s, the Netherlands discovered vast reserves of natural gas and began to close its coal-gas plants. Westergasfabriek, a 19th-century factory on the outskirts of central Amsterdam, halted operations and in 1981 the site was rezoned as recreation space. The Westergasfabriek Cultuurpark is a radical regeneration of a former gasworks - 13 hectares of cutting edge public parkland. The scheme now offers aquatic gardens in former gasholders, market squares, an events field capable of accommodating 10,000 people, woodland areas, a stream and water gardens. The park also includes cafes, restaurants, an art gallery, a playground, cinema, dance studio, art house, food laboratory and a children’s museum. Gustafson Porter, together with Mecanoo, have developed a refined plan that is faithful to the original proposal in its creation of park zones that relate specifically to existing site elements and contexts.

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Westergasfabriek Culturepark
Address
Pazzanistraat 41
Netherlands
http://www.westergasfabriek.nl
Project is public!
Opening hours 24/7
How to get there? car from the south: Take exit S 103 on the ring West (signposted to Haarlem and Halfweg), follow signs to Amsterdam Centre. Turn right into Haarlemmerweg and turn right at 5th traffic-light to park in Parking garage Westerpark. You will find Westergasfabriek on the other side of canal. Or: Bus 21 stop Van Hallstraat. You will find the Westergasfabriek on the other side of the canal. Tram 10 stop Van Limburgstirumplein of Van Hallstraat.
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Completion 2004
Main designer, Landscape architectGustafson Porter
ArchitectMecanoo
Client Stadsdeel Westerpark
 
Project ID 1592
Latitude/Longitude 52°23'14N 04°52'20E
Contributed by gustafson_porter
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