Another adaptive reuse! This time in Amsterdam, with a rejuvenation of a former mercantile exchange. While the outside’s been brought back to all its turreted pointiness, it’s the addition of the glass geodesic-like dome on top that caught my interest.
It’s not much of a presence from the street, and it’s not trying to be. It even cuts into itself to avoid impinging on the turrets (while, as a bonus, creating an outdoor gathering space). But it’s one wicked, column-fee space inside, a soaring crystal cover whose diagonal rib work offers dynamic windows onto the world.
And then, in one of those turrets, is this very cool time-infused room…
Sweet work. The Diamond Exchange Capital C Amsterdam by ZJA + HEYLIGERS