Designed by UNStudio, New Amsterdam Plein is located in New York, United States. New Yorkers got a real Dutch treat this week with the opening of The New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion on May 12th. The windmill shaped pavilion, which was gifted to New York from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, celebrates the city’s Dutch heritage, marking the 400th anniversary of the founding of New Amsterdam. Located in Lower Manhattan’s Peter Minuit Plaza next to Battery Park, the structure will serve as a visitor’s centre and house a modest café.
Despite its small size, the pavilion is a sophisticated structure with a fully integrated HVAC system and a dynamic LED lighting system that allows the glass exterior wall to change colour and glow at night. Buro Happold provided the structural engineering, MEP engineering, lighting design and fabrication modeling for the structure.