Thursday, 15 August 2013

Thursday - Karma Chameleon (in Almere)

Almere is one of the new towns built on the land that has been reclaimed from the Ijmeer after WWII.

Loathed by many for its lack of traditional Old Dutch gezelligheid, it features however several contemporary buildings that are worth visiting (and make good photo material).

One of these is an office complex called La Defense.

The specificity of it is that while the exterior blends in with the other surrounding buildings, the internal courtyard hides a surprise: the walls are made of glass panels covered in light-reflecting foil, changing colours throughout the day according to the sun's position and angle.

The result is an ever-changing, spectacular opalescent fa├žade.

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