Amsterdam 2013 - The EYE Film Institute
The EYE Film Institute is one of the latest landmark in Amsterdam. Located across the harbour from the Central Station, there is a free ferry service that operates every few minutes - making it very convenient to visit.
Designed by Vienna-based firm Delugan Meissl, the building is ultra-modern and looks impressive perched on the water edge. It is meant to be an institute for the preservation of film culture. The Film Museum has a library of 46,000 films from all over the World.
While the outside form is striking, the internal spaces are just as impressive. Inside the building is a large public space which serves multiple duties - as an enclosed public plaza, a small amphitheatre, just a place to sit around, and also a cafe. The space is oriented toward the city offering great views across the harbour. A series of stepped platforms bring the visitors to different levels where there are a number of movie theatres.