Building the future of Amsterdam
Some 500 school children from local schools used the popular video game Minecraft to design their own sustainable and liveable version of Amsterdam’s Hoekenrodeplein. At the event held at the Johan Cruijff ArenA on 23 June, the kids were split into teams of 24 to build a new version of the city square in a 3D-generated world as part of the We Make the City festival. A jury is now tasked with choosing the winning design, which will be handed to the City of Amsterdam and get a spot on the real Hoekenrodeplein.
Such educational initiatives are organized with the belief that all Dutch children should develop digital skills through natural interaction with technology.