As part of the summer program of Zone2Source in 2015, Krijn Christiaansen & Cathelijne Montens (KCCM) researched the history of the Amstelpark, that was established for a horticulture exhibition, the …Read more
Floriade trash and treasures
As part of the summer program of Zone2Source in 2015, Krijn Christiaansen & Cathelijne Montens (KCCM) researched the history of the Amstelpark, that was established for a horticulture exhibition, the Floriade, in 1972. Many residues of this Floriade are, although sometimes neglected, still visible in the park. Should we simply leave them aside or can they be a point of departure for developing new scenarios?
The Orangerie serving as a direction room presents the field work and archival research which underlies the works in the park.
Amongst the pavilions that were built for the Floriade 1972, one pavilion is missing. It seems that it was buried in the eighties to improve the security in the park. …Read more
Only a fragment of the original Rosarium is visible today. In the layout of the Floriade 1972, a vast pattern of diagonally positioned rectangles was spread over the area between …Read more
In one of the small original Floriade pavilions, designed by Oyevaar Stolle Van Gooi Architects (now known as de Architecten Cie.), a new species of lily was baptised ‘Princess Gracia’ …Read more
The contribution of the VU Hortus to the Floriade 1972 is reconstructed in the Orangerie. It consists of a collection of succulents, the majority of which is the original material …Read more
Next to the pond, 82 of the original hexagonal flowerbeds of the Floriade 1972 are reconstructed with 67.000 beheaded tulips in 6 different colours. The nursery Groot–Vriend in Lutjebroek, grew …Read more