Transforming Liminal Spaces

Transforming Liminal Spaces
Design

A public corn maze operates as a stop-gap measure for unused real estate in Amsterdam.

Lisa Baldini
  • 1 september 2010

It goes without saying that with the advent of the current recession and the slowdown in real estate development, urban areas around the world have been left with many half-developed plots of land.

How to best utilize these liminal spaces then becomes a challenging urban planning problem. One group in Amsterdam has taken on this issue by transforming a stalled building project in the city’s Zuidas business district into an engaging “urban corn maze.”

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