Almere is a planned city, erected in a short period of time, according to the ‘needs’ of the people. Somehow this makes me think about flexibility. Something you see in some of its architecture. Crooked, bent and curved, sometimes with strange pieces sticking out. It seems that the sky was the limit, architecturally speaking. In this picture you see a curved building interacting with the man, who in this picture is coincidentally bowing over in a similar way as to the building.
Almere was built from 1975 on. Due to the ever-expanding city of Amsterdam and their need for space and affordable living they started to build a new and modern city. And that it certainly is. It could be easily used as a decor for a science-fiction movie, because the city design is made of very sharp designs. Everywhere you look in the city center you have different lines crossing each other and resulting in a quite photogenic city. This picture shows how these lines interact into each other creating a harmonic feel.