Throughout the transformation of the former horse tram depot into a funky and affordable gym we were trying to expose and celebrate the authentic structure and character of the building.
We were fascinated by the idea of converting the former horse tram depot into a space for harnessing power. It meant for us preserving certain meaning and creating continuity. By re-opening connections between the inside and outside and linking the interior spaces we were trying to help the building to renegotiate it’s relationship with the neighborhood and it’s community.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ivo Jelinek, IJarchitecture (Project Architect)
Ivo Jelinek, David Dillen