Former Shell tower to become party tower
The striking Shell tower, just across the river IJ behind Amsterdam Central Station, is going to be transformed into a creative and nightlife hub. The municipality of Amsterdam had written out a tender for a new destination for the tower. The plan ‘Twenty4Amsterdam’, a partnership of event organizer ID&T (known from a great many festivals and club nights like Thunderdome, Mystery Land and Sensation White edition and Black edition), Club Air and developer Lingotto, has been named winner.
The former Shell laboratory will be transformed into a nightlife district with two clubs, a panorama bar with dance floor, a 70 meter high sky deck, sound studio’s and a hotel. There will also be plenty of spaces reserved for independent creative artists.
One of the things I’m looking forward to seeing most will be the Bunker Club in the basement of the iconic tower. It’s promising to become a small and intimate club with raw features; the concrete foundations and former steam installation will give real character to the place.