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296- Bijlmer (City of the Future, Part 1)

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After World War 2, city planners in Amsterdam wanted to design the perfect β€œCity of the Future.” They decided to build a new neighborhood, close to Amsterdam, that would be a perfect encapsulation of Modernist principles. It was called the Bijlmermeer, and it tested the lofty ideas of the International Congress of Modern Architecture on a grand scale. When it was over, no one would ever try it again.

Bijlmer (City of the Future, Part 1)

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