Barcam Architects Café #6



Join the Monthly Architects Café in Amsterdam: Barcam

Barcam is the monthly gathering for architects and construction professionals across the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (MRA), held every first Thursday of the month.

Experience a unique, condensed program with drinks that sets Barcam apart as your go-to source of inspiration. Connect with fellow enthusiasts, forge new industry connections, and stay updated with the latest news in our dynamic professional community.

The slowed-down city

From December 8, 2023, a new speed limit of 30 km/h will be implemented in the majority of Amsterdam’s streets. What consequences will this have for the city and its experience? What space is created by driving more slowly? And what does the slowed-down city sound like?

Studio Jaywalk has conducted research on ‘conquering traffic space’ in response to this adjustment. Their research is part of the current Arcam exhibition Slow How – spatial slowdown.

In this exhibition, we analyse, based on four areas—Ruigoord, Kop van Java, Marineterrein, and Holendrecht—how spatial deceleration can play a role in preserving existing or developing new qualities such as cultural and spatial innovation, reuse, social connection, tranquility, and ecology.

During Barcam #6, Studio Jaywalk will briefly explain their research, and we will brainstorm about design possibilities for Amsterdam.


Date: Thursday 7 December 2023
Time: door at 6pm. No need to RSVP
Location: Arcam, Prins Hendrikkade 600
Language: English

Drinks are reasonably priced

Cordally invited by our Barcam Committee

Barcam is organised by Katja de Winter (Ponec De Winter), Surya Steijlen (LEVS architecten), Sanne Oehlers (Mecanoo), Wilco van Oosten and Robin Beers (INBO), Valentijn Kaal (AM), Judith Tillie (Woonzorg Nederland), Jaap van den Hoogen and Juliette Zegers (de Architekten Cie.) and Sjaan van der Tol (Arcam).

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