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Elastik has won the 2009 Ymere NAi ideas competition Open Fort 400. According to the jury: “The Open Frame design offers a solid elaboration on the first round proposal. The well thought of placement and consideration for the different aspects of the immediate vicinity are noteworthy. Especially the elaboration of the facade on the Buiksloterham side met with a favorable response of the jury. The terraces on this side offer an agreeable outside spaces, and have a strong spatial effect. The proposal optimally benefits from the location’s qualities concerning the view, whilst simultaneously referencing other big volumes along the IJ. The design mostly adheres to the stated limiting condition, only the shape and size of the footprint have been slightly adjusted. The jury applauds the intelligent treaty of this complex task.”
Elastik’s Open Frame proposal offers a home for a design gallery by FRAME Magazine within an elaborate mixed use program ranging from a hotel, to apartments, and studios. Neatly fitting into the aTA urban plan, the approx. 15.000 m2 building is projected on the Grasweg in Amsterdam.