Barcam Architects Cafe #9 Designing Beyond Walls

Join our Monthly Amsterdam Architects Café 'Barcam'

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

Make sure to mark every first Thursday of the month in your calendar!

Theme 4 April
Designing beyond walls: Designing community spaces

Due to the growth of Amsterdam within boundaries of existing neighbourhoods, pressure on urban space is increasing. Spatial professionals and residents must seek inventive solutions, such as rooftop extensions or alternative forms of cohabitation. On April 4th, Barcam will engage in a short panel talk with pioneers in this field, exploring the importance of shared spaces.

Panel speakers include:

Lars Drijver (Development Manager at AM), involved in the senior complex Stadsveteraan in the Amstelkwartier
Mare Santema (Co-founder and Director of Usespace). Usespace focuses on optimizing space usage by innovatively combining usage functions.
Joanna Greve is one of the initiators and a future resident of the housing cooperative “Stroom” on Centrumeiland in Amsterdam. Additionally, she works for Cooplink as a policy officer to promote the housing cooperative movement in the Netherlands.

When and How

Date: Thursday 4 April 2024
Time: doors open from 6 pm
Short panel discussion: 7 pm – 7.30 pm
RSVP: No registration required
Location: Arcam, Prins Hendrikkade 600
Language Panel Discussion: English

Accessibility: Arcam is wheelchair accessible. All floors can be reached via the elevator and there is a modified toilet on the ground floor. If you need extra support (such as a sign language interpreter) to attend this event, please call or email Arcam at 020 620 48 78 or

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.), Ammar Alhoushi (Ammodo), Mimi Oldenhave (Communications and Spatial Proffesional) and and Sjaan van der Tol (Arcam).

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