Westerdokseiland / housing
Amsterdam

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Westerdokseiland / housing
Amsterdam

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The section of the middle block of on Westerdokseiland consists of its own two sections: three high-rise buildings and a number of single-family dwellings. The architecture is simple and crisp in shape. The buildings are dominated by three materials: light-coloured rustic brick, aluminum frames and glass. The vertical windows provide the façade with a rhythm interrupted by the large horizontal windows for a panoramic view of the city from Westerdokseiland. The austere façade is also refined by large projecting balconies substantial enough for a large table and chairs. In short, the exterior of the buildings is determined by contrasts: simple versus rustic, vertical versus panorama, etc. Inside, the buildings offer a wide range of housing types: large and small, owner-occupied and rented homes. Yet despite these differences, all the homes are based on the same starting point. The layout of the floor plans is simple enough to provide a maximum of flexibility. Without the interruption of bathrooms and lavatories, the rooms are located next to one another so that they can later be merged to create a larger open space (or divided up to create smaller rooms).

Located on the ground floor of Westerdokseiland are the collective spaces for accommodating WIBO homes (homes located in historic surroundings that are protected by law from being used for any other purpose), commercial spaces and Steunpunt Zorg voor Welzijn (an organization serving the needs of family caregivers).

 

client:
Wodan CV
De Alliantie Ontwikkeling Huizen
Nijhuis Bouw Rijssen
OMA Hoek van Holland
Kondor Wessels Vastgoed Amsterdam

program:
14.560 m2 gfa
122 dwellings

status: 
completed in 2009

in collaboration with:

team:

photography:
Luuk Kramer
Your Captain Luchtfotografie