Bicycle Architecture Biennale opens in Amsterdam
Exhibition organised by BYCS showcases designs that integrate cycling with the urban environment
The second Bicycle Architecture Biennale (BAB), a showcase of cycling-centric architecture, has opened in Amsterdam.
The exhibition, which is organised by Dutch social enterprise BYCS, presents a series of building and city designs that have been created to facilitate bicycle travel and transform communities.
The BAB showcases the work of international designers from around the world, with designs for urban architectures and infrastructure that put cycling at the heart of urban design.
The event features 15 projects from nine countries, which were selected on their ability to demonstrate how design solutions can go beyond the functional, and also lead to healthier lifestyles, more inclusive communities, a cleaner environment or a more sustainable economy.
After Amsterdam, the organisers plan to take the event on tour to other cities around the world through 2020.
The organisers say the event was conceived as a way to inspire people around the world to imagine new possibilities for human-centric cities and to support BYCS’s mission of 50by30: 50% of all city trips by bike by 2030.
Maud de Vries, CEO of BYCS said: “Cycling is much more than a transportation solution for cities, it is also a powerful force for transformation. Every city or neighbourhood has the potential to become a success story through cycling. With this biennale, we want to offer the inspiration to make that happen, so we hope many cities will take up the offer to host the BAB on its international tour.”