Feasibility study for Dance House Amsterdam.

For almost 20 years, initiators from the Amsterdam professional dance field have tried to establish a house for the dance sector. A number of different locations and scenarios have been explored, but until now, none have come to fruition. A Dance House should provide the physical infrastructure needed to maintain the leading position of the Amsterdam (and Dutch) contemporary dance scene, and in these days of funding cuts for the arts, also be affordable. At the end of 2010 the possibility of a new ‘state of the art’ building in the east of Amsterdam fell through because of economic uncertainties. A new option of establishing a house in the former STORK factory on the bank of the river IJ offered a realistic and exciting alternative.


Client: Dienst Maatschappelijke Ontwikkeling, Afdeling Kunst en Cultuur
van de Gemeente Amsterdam · Stichting Beheer Danshuis Amsterdam (SBDA)
Size 2.973 m2

Project architect: Heike Löhmann
Contributors: Egle Suminskaite · Trine Kobbelvedt · Sander Janssen · Algimantas Neniskis
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