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Preliminary excercise for the design of the exhibition Making Almere, a branch of the ABR 2012.
Making Almere
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Preliminary excercise for the design of the exhibition Making Almere, a branch of the ABR 20012.

Making Almere
Making Almere: who makes the city?
The exhibition Making Almere is about the way the New Town of Almere will transform in the future. In the 1970s, the city was on the drawing boards of several professional designers and planners—without any input from residents. Now, those are roles are reversed. Today, the youngest city in the Netherlands is a leader in the development of a new form of urbanism: one where the inhabitants of Almere build their own city. Making Almere is located in the city center in the Schouwburg Almere. A shop where the visitor doesn’t buy anything, but certainly gets something! A DIY-shop where you can work on ‘the city of the future’ directly: and there is still a lot of city left to be made!

The exhibition showcases the city’s surprising turnaround – from a New Town directed by politicians and designers to a lively city made by many people; a peek at the future of Almere. In addition, visitors are challenged to add their own input, designs and contributions to the further development of the city. For example, by participating in Play Oosterwold!, a game about the yet-to-be developed area of Oosterwold in Almere Hout. This is an exhibition that is constantly changing. Making Almere is free, fun and educational for all ages.

The city as an exhibition

Almere has a lot of special architecture and an exceptional planning history. Many buildings and places demonstrate that character and are certainly worth a visit. .
With a specially-developed Making Almere smartphone application (free to download) or a handy guidebook, visitors can explore the city independently.

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