Celebrating invention and authenticity, the AR presents a snapshot of work in progress from around the world
Designed for a site in Flevoland’s newly expanded 15,000ha nature reserve, Olaf Gipser Architects’ visitor centre is part architecture, part landscape. The building is organised around two planes: a horizontal entry plane and a vertical viewing plane. In the former, the vegetation of the wetlands is woven into the space to create a kind of interior landscape.
As the visitors move up into the vertical plane, this intimate, immersive connection with its surroundings is severed, and the architecture becomes a platform from which to survey the nature reserve. A series of stairs set in a frame provide changing vantage points.