Cruquius Silos

Client:

Cruqq

Com­mence­ment | Completion

2016

Floor Space

1.650 m2

Cruquius

What used to be an indus­trial area, is now turn­ing into a trendy new neigh­bour­hood of Ams­ter­dam: Cruquius. With this trans­for­ma­tion, some his­tor­i­cal build­ings in the area will be main­tained. Three of these his­tor­i­cal objects are the silos. These silos are about to be con­verted for other uses.

Con­cept

Each silo will be given a theme. All the dif­fer­ent themes com­bined, will enable peo­ple to relive the rich his­tory of Cruquius. The first two will be about red and white wine, because the area of Cruquius was used to store wine in the past.
The third silo will be all about water. Ams­ter­dam is famous for its tap water: you can drink clean water directly from the tap. Because of this, bot­tling water in Ams­ter­dam has an envi­ron­men­tal impact that is unnec­es­sary for the area.
Aside from the sto­ries that the silos tell, there will be dif­fer­ent places around the silos where other prod­ucts that used to be stored in Cruquius will be pre­sented. Prod­ucts like cof­fee, tea or cocoa.

Plat­form

It is not only a story but also an expe­ri­ence. The edu­ca­tional part will flow over into the recre­ational part. There will be given work­shops on food and peo­ple can taste the prod­ucts that were pre­sented in and out­side the silos. Next to the silos will be work­spaces for cre­ative com­pa­nies that are linked to the food industry.

 

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