Vacant 2d-space

This project is a strategy for the use of vacant 2-dimensional spaces. A vacant 2D-space can be, for example, an abandoned advertising frame or a pattern of usage on a facade. This space can become a medium for communication and transform into a positive contribution for the area. It can, for instance, inform about the future usage of a building or area, contribute to the wayfinding, or become a space for public art.

As a case-study, this strategy is implemented to the peninsula Oostenburg in Amsterdam. First, all the empty 2D-spaces have been indexed, which results in an elaborate 2D-space database. As a next step, two of these vacant spaces have been ‘filled’ with new functions. These examples show how this new medium of 2D-spaces can be effectively used, using quotations of archeologists or on of the project developers who made unrealistic promises.

This project was made within the master Vacant NL at the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam.

year: 2013