IJboulevard nominated for Dezeen Awards 2023

12 September 2023


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We’re proud to found IJboulevard nominated for this year’s Dezeen Awards, in the category Infrastructure & Transport. To us, this nomination means recognition for the way-we-do-it: turning functional infrastructural assignments into seductive spaces that contribute to urban culture.

The underwater parking for over 4,000 bicycles is a ‘plug-in’ for Amsterdam Central Station, a multi-modal transport hub – making people’s journeys as simple and hassle free as possible. It delivers new public space: bringing bicycles underground to free up space at street level whilst providing a new ‘living room’ for the city, a panoramic pedestrian boulevard on the river IJ.
The interior of IJboulevard features a design characterised by flowing lines and detailed rounded shapes, creating a warm and inviting aesthetic. The use of wooden walls, subtle lighting, and a calm color palette aid in clarity and orientation. Below, the unique underwater design provides a habitat for aquatic life to feed and shelter.

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