This competition was an unique opportunity to experiment new functions and meanings of the public space as a “Garden City”. The Sloter lake is unique in its kind with large ecological and social value, which should be handled carefully. The neutral openness and emptiness characteristic of the green spaces of the Modern city – accelerated and individualized society – represents, in contrast, peace, space, nature and freedom.
Our proposal seeks to strengthen these values, taking into consideration a multicultural audience. The design commits itself with the historical context of the garden, though the modern “Garden City” concept, combining scenography and temporary architecture. This proposal transforms a glasshouse horticulture into a kind of multi-functional culture garden, in which the cinema plays a central role. The open nature of the greenhouse provides an interesting dichotomy between inside/outside, public/private, and exclusive/inclusive.