Wiel Arets Architects uses mirrored elements to reflect the fluctuations of the water

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AMTERDAM – What started as a simple (or, at least, slightly less complicated) plan to establish the north–south metro line became an entire master plan for reworking the Dutch capital’s nineteenth century Central Station. The proposal turns the historic building into a major transportation hub – a commission granted to Benthem Crouwel Architects in 1996. Twenty years later, the renovation is still ongoing (although, it’s getting there) and amongst the restorations and extensions, Wiel Arets Architects’ IJ Hall sits at the northern-most point of the station.