Azmina Gulamhusein has just completed her Masters in Architecture at the University of Edinburgh and is looking for a job as a Part II Architectural Assistant in London. Previously, she studied her Part I at the University of Bath during which she completed two six-month placements at two different firms in London.
“Within Amsterdam, the area of Zuidas, is considered to be the financial district and business centre which have evolved during the last decade. From an architectural point of view, it can be seen as a conglomerate of medium sized, office towers, all arranged around the metro station and A10 highway. Azmina’s year long design project, analyses the specific spatial characteristics of this district, the financial-economic parameters, with local, regional and global contexts, focusing on a strategy of implementing nonstandard functions and architectural typologies, within this district. Strategies of mobility are also at the core of this research, trying to determine a large scale urban strategy of spatially weaving together business, finance, startups and leisure and arts.”