Redevelopment has become an integral role of many cities around the globe. With so many spaces no longer in use, creative minds have found inventive ways to revitalize communities, activate the old into the new and thus expand the economic value of new areas for people to enjoy. While we are all too familiar with the proverb, ”One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, that is exactly what we are witnessing in the development just adjacent to the Amsterdam waterfront where an old industrial warehouse has been converted into not only a restaurant, but the biggest fish restaurant in Europe. Stork Restaurant is the beacon of a re-purposed site converted into an active campus where start-ups, restaurants, events and cultural activities are springing up around an old industrial complex.
Pieter van der Pot of CUBE Architecten and Marloes van Heteren of SOLUZ Architecten have been commissioned to redevelop the 30,000 square meter industrial space for the next 15 years as it changes and grows. In order to service the current tenants and further attract a greater number of them into the industrial park, CUBE and SOLUZ with the help of Erik Dijkstra of Interior Shock, have created Stork Restaurant.