296- Bijlmer (City of the Future, Part 1)

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By Roman Mars

296- Bijlmer (City of the Future, Part 1)

Wednesday, 21 February

After World War 2, city planners in Amsterdam wanted to design the perfect “City of the Future.” They decided to build a new neighborhood, close to Amsterdam, that would be a perfect encapsulation of Modernist principles. It was called the Bijlmermeer, and it tested the lofty ideas of the International Congress of Modern Architecture on a grand scale. When it was over, no one would ever try it again.

Bijlmer (City of the Future, Part 1)

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