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The world's most amazing garage is hidden under a beach
The sandy dunes of the Dutch town of Katwijk aren't all they appear to be.
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When the seaside Dutch town of Katwijk needed to build new dike and water defense system, it had an idea.
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Instead of putting in another unsightly surface parking lot for beachgoers, it intergrated one into the dunes.
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Cars can enter at either end.
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They park conventionally inside, but wells for spiral staircases and elevators allow natrual light to enter and provide direct access to the paths above.
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The main entrances are covered in sand and flora to help them blend in with the scenery.
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Smaller ones mimic windblown dunes while minimally impeding the view of the sea.
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The $16 million dollar project has garnered several design accolades, and just won the International Parking Institute's Award of Excellence for Architectural Achievement.
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The world's most amazing garage is hidden under a beach

The sandy dunes of the Dutch town of Katwijk aren't all they appear to be.

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