FOA (Foreign Office Architects)
Xaveer De Geyter
Housing Block Blue Moon (FOA)
Housing Block Blue Moon (Space Group)
Appartment building Blue Moon
University Hotel for Blue Moon
Held in 2001, the ‘Blue Moon’ festival grew out of an idea by Toyo Ito to erect housing at five ‘hidden’ locations in the city core. Ito himself designed a mute gallery space and two apartments (Uurwerkersgang 10). The project by the Oslo-based Space Group consists of a house, a child day care centre and a swimming pool; the facade cladding includes stretched tent canvas (Achter de Barakken). Tony Fretton designed an apartment complex with two dwellings on a minimal location (Lutkenieuwstraat 3). Foreign Office Architects designed a tall narrow block clad with panels of corrugated sheet that can be opened (Schuitendiep n.z. 88/5). The project of the fifth architect Xaveer De Geyter’s was temporary.