Bicycle Architecture Biennale (2018)

Urban Expo

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The world’s first international Bicycle Architecture Biennale (BAB) - a showcase of outstandingly built environment solutions around cycling - will be exhibited during the WeMakeThe.City festival at a very special location...

The exhibition celebrates the cutting edge and high profile building designs that facilitate bicycle travel, storage and safety around the world. 

The Biennale aims to reflect how cycling can improve urban living by contributing to a healthier lifestyle and a cleaner environment. Moreover, the design solutions can not only meet transit needs but also inspire and facilitate greater cycling uptake.

The Biennale will show the work of international designers, from all corners of the globe. Amongst the selected designs are: The West Village Basis Yard apartment complex in Chengdu by 'Jiakun Architects', where cyclists can ride from their tenth-floor apartments all the way down to the ground. SkyCycle, a controversial and largely misunderstood proposal from 'Foster + Partners' to build new buildings for cyclists in the airspace above London’s train lines. Chongming Bicycle Park: a double helical design for a bicycle museum by 'JDS Architects' and the Mahlerplein bicycle parking: a bike parking facility at the Gustav Mahlerplein for three thousand bicycles, designed by 'StudioSK' and build by BAM.

Besides being part of the exhibition, the Mahlerplein bicycle parking will also be the location for the BAB. On top of the Gustav Mahlerplein there will be a POP-Up Expo on Smart and E-mobility.

Professor Steven Fleming, the author of the book 'Velotopia', has curated the work exhibited at the first BAB. 

This Bicycle Architecture Biennale exhibition is initiated by BYCS and made possible by BAM, NS and Gemeente Amsterdam.

About BYCS
BYCS is making the shift from car-centric to human-centric cities possible through acting as a catalyst for breakthrough solutions around cycling. We create and accelerate ideas, kickstart collaborations, and launch global innovations and programs. We have an ambitious goal - for 50% of all city trips to be by bike by 2030. We call this ‘50 by 30’ and we believe it will lead to fundamentally healthier, happier and more prosperous cities. Cycling is more than transportation. It is transformation. In all our work, we never stop asking ‘Where can the bicycle take us?’ 

This exhibition is free of charge and can be visited during the opening hours of the bicycle parking.


Thursday 21 June

06:00 - 23:59

Mahlerplein Bicycle Parking (Gustav Mahlerplein 58, Amsterdam)

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