In the spring of 2012, EYE Film Institute Netherlands will move into its new location on the northern bank of the IJ. The Vienna office of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects has translated this intention into a remarkable design that has been received with enthusiasm by the press and public alike.
EYE is the first major arts institution to make the leap over the IJ, and it’s here that the Institute will grow into an inspiring cultural meeting place.
EYE’s new location will feature four modern film auditoriums: one with 300 seats, two with 120 seats and one with 80 seats. There is ample room for exhibitions, educational activities and other events. Workrooms, a film lab, a shop and a café complete EYE’s headquarters. In the summer, the sunny terrace will offer a great view over the water. EYE’s new location is in Overhoeks, Amsterdam’s new urban district named after the prominent Overhoeks Tower on the former Shell research site.
A new facility will be built near the main EYE building to house the Institute’s restoration, preservation and research activities, as well as the film library. This new building will provide a solution to a chronic lack of space that has existed for more than 20 years.
Photos documenting the progress of the construction are regularly uploaded to the EYE Flickr page.