Amsterdam will have the first concept shop in Europe this Friday. It will be called ‘The Bank.’
It will be situated under ground, visitors will enter on street level and will then descend to the store. The walls are made of wood in shape of ‘Speculaas,’ a typical Dutch cookie. The ceiling will be made of 1876 loose pieces of wood and the coffeebar will be the longest in Europe, about 17 meters!
It’s recycable and which is the main reason for Kengo Kuma to use this fabric. The architect has got a huge fascination with the most rudimentary of building materials – the Kapla-like wooden block, in his designs. He also did this in Japan, in Fukuoka.
Photos courtesy Kengo Kuma