Underground city planned below Amsterdam

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Responding to the chronic lack of space in the city, Zwarts and Jansma Architects have made plans for a vast underground city beneath Amsterdam. Already approved by the Amsterdam City Council, construction is slated to begin in 2018.

New underground city planned for Amsterdam Michael Hammond WorldArchitecture News.com 2/12/08

“Amsterdam sits on a 30-metre layer of waterproof clay which will be used together with concrete and sand to make new walls. Once we have resealed the canal floor, we will be able to carry on working underneath while pouring water back into the canals. It’s an easy technique and it doesn’t create issues with drilling noises on the streets.”

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Posted by Chris

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