Sustainable architecture by children for children in Amsterdam

Ninety children designed together with architects their ideal playhouse! This project took place in Amsterdam. We designed and executed this concept for our client Eigen Haard one of the largest housing corporations in the Netherlands.

The goal of the project was to co-design together with children a new playground in their municipality. We designed an architectural structure mini museum, where we showed them how they could use (waste) materials to create different structures for their playhouse. This contributed to positively influence their perception about waste and garbage.

Mijn speelhuis (my play house) was simultaneously organized in Osdorp, Bos & Lommer and Slotervaart districts of Amsterdam West. The ‘play house’ scale models were exhibited in each municipality.

Caro Isern
Architect (strategy plan, workshop’s concept: sustainable architecture concepts for children, techniques and structures for reusing materials, production, group leader)

Gabriela Bustamante
Designer (workshop’s concept, design techniques, production, group leader)

Margreet van der Vlies
Architect (assistant and inspirational material presentation, production, group leader)

Ridzert Ingenegeren
Industrial Design student (general assistant, production)

Guest architects and designers (group leaders)

Arjan van Ruyven

Carmen Buitenhuis

Gilles Trevetin

Isabel Quiroga

Jessica Hammarlund Bergman

Oliver Ebben

Jan Hinke

Saskia Thomson
Pedagogue and communications

Belinda de Groot
Industrial Design student

Asih Sungkono
Industrial Design student

Milou Joosten
Architect student

Housing Coorporation Eigen Haard

Extra info
The following link shows the weblog which was kept during the project in Dutch:
Mijnspeelhuis Weblog

See also the project report in Dutch:
Report Mijnspeelhuis