In the design project, students designed a new building on the Marineterrein in Amsterdam that will house three functions already present on or near the area: the Archeology Workplace of Monuments and and Archeology, the current ‘Makerspace' of the Academy of Architecture and a new home for Arcam, the architecture centre of Amsterdam. Every student had the task to find a suitable place for the collection of these forgotten ornaments in their building.
In the research project, student worked with a debris of their choice from a big crate of fragments. Not only the aesthetic of the fragments were central, but also the making of the fragments. First building fragments were redrawn, 3d scanned, printed, copied, mirrored, used as a cast, etc. Then the historic fragments and ornaments were interpreted into a new functional element for their design project: the door handle of their building.