Studio 17 tutors Duncan Baker Brown and Ian McKay will be taking students to Amsterdam from 1st Nov-4th Nov to visit interesting public realm realm projects picking up on the studio’s focus of Hyper\ Local. The studio hopes to visit the amazing community hub that is Pakhuis de Zwijger (, the CIRCL building made from second-hand material ( We are also being shown around the De Ceuvel closed loop, sustainable urban community ( by its co-founder and architect Wouter Alkenier. We are also sampling the food at the wonderful Instock Restaurant ( On the second day of the trip the studio has been invited by BAM (Royal Institute of Dutch Architects) to the  ‘Reset your mind’ conference and workshops were……….”

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