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Hydrapier

Asymptote

Europa | Haarlemmermeer

Following an international competition, Asymptote has built the HydraPier,  a municipal pavilion acknowledging and celebrating the fast growing city of Haarlemmermeer in the Netherlands. Haarlemmermeer is located adjacent to Schipol international airport. The HydraPier has been built to promote this city as a vital and growing new urban center.
In contrast to the frequent sight overhead of large body airplanes arriving and leaving Schipol airport and the endless streams of highway commuters, the HydraPier is sited within an artificially manufactured pastoral landscape. For much of the nineteenth century, this region lay beneath five meters of seawater and was reclaimed as land 150 years ago.
The nineteenth-century engineered dams and pumping stations are still in existence today and are potent symbols of Holland's tenuous relation to the surrounding sea. The HydraPier is an...

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