New city building projects

The Amsterdam architectural gallery ArCAm has opened an exhibition about the New Chinatown, which is to be built on Oosterdokseiland in the cityÂ's old eastern harbour area.

Part of the show focuses on how the modern Chinatown contrasts with the prevailing image of Chinatowns in the West. In addition, ArCAm has devoted a Â'mini-pageÂ' on the Internet to a presentation of pictures of new plans for Westerdokseiland in the western area of the old IJ harbour.

The plans, based on winning designs by Peter Defesche of OD205 architects, are represented in the form of a scale model. A virtual panorama of city-planning projects on the southern bank of the IJ can be seen on

(source: Arcam)

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