This Pop-Up is ING House, the headquarters of ING Group at the business district Zuidas of Amsterdam, the paper craft was designed by Annelies Smit. For other Annelies Smit’s paper works please check here.
It is nicknamed the shoe or the dustbuster. The postmodern design is by Amsterdam based architects Meyer and Van Schooten. The construction, which took place from November 1999 to September 2002, was undertaken by Heijmans.
The building is constructed like a table on 16 angled steel legs. These are independent of each other, resting on pins in large concrete blocks in the ground, a technique also found in bridge construction. On this platform the floors are built. The belly of the building on the second floor is actually at the height of the highway, as the ground is lower than the highway. From the third floor one has a view of the highway.