This book is about Pontsteiger, a unique and striking building that has now become an inseparable part of Amsterdam.
Pontsteiger makes a striking and significant contribution to recent Dutch architecture and to the tempestuous urban development of the city of Amsterdam. A special project like this deserves a special book. The direct photography, the balanced graphic design and particular choice of paper of this unique publication reflect both the look and the complexity of the building.
Photographer Milan Hofmans (Amsterdam, 1971) began recording the genesis of the building and the transformation of the Houthaven zone. This process lasted three and a half years and yielded hundreds of photographs. Architectural journalist JaapJan Berg (Delft, 1965) complemented this visual narrative with texts and interviews. Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors, the owner of the rented apartments in Pontsteiger, masterminded the whole project with care.