The WMTC scale model exhibition provides detailed insights into the future of Amsterdam. In what way might Amsterdam grow and how will specific areas develop until around 2050? In NEMO the studio at the Marineterrein, scale models show the tremendous effort needed to come to a final design. It gives visitors the opportunity to picture […] Read more
The very first impressions of Orato offices are live. A contemporary transparent office building with a unique void and lively play of endless sight lines. The design will complete a long desired office development on this location. The tower of fifteen floors, about 60 meters high, rises at the corner of the Wenckebachweg near the […] Read more
Oresti Sarafopoulos in VG Visie Rotterdam #2019
Oresti Sarafopoulos, architect partner OZ, elaborates on the importance of inner city developments, with a special focus on Rotterdam, in the newest VG visie edition ‘INRotterdam’. The interview is illustrated by the OZ designs for The Terraced Tower and Hofplein 19. Read the full article here Read more
OZ appoints three associates
Due to strong business growth and anticipating the future, OZ is pleased to announce the appointment of three associates. Marlies Zwols, Ewout de Jager and Lyongo Juliana, together with the architect partners John Bosch, Oresti Sarafopoulos, Chris Zwiers and Wouter Zaaijer and business director Victor Frequin, will shape the future of OZ. “We see a […] Read more
EUROPA light installation Hamburg
For a few years in a row now, OZ has been a sponsor of the light installation „EUROPA“ initiated by morePlatz architects. This project represents and symbolizes a united and open Europe in the public space. In addition, this installation supports cooperation in general and encourages to look beyond boundaries. We value the extra power […] Read more
Exposition Collective Comeback
“Collectivity makes a comeback in Amsterdam architecture.” Nowadays the architect’s focus when designing collective housing and building reveals interesting parallels with architects designing for shared spaces and facilities back in the period between 1965-1985. The ‘Collective Comeback’ exposition reflects on iconic buildings through a presentation of scale models, photographs, drawings and films of architecture from […] Read more
Op Oostenburg plot 3 / Mixed area
Oostenburg; Mixed residential work area The island of Oostenburg is transforming into a sturdy and attractive residential area, rich in contrast and with attention to the development of an inclusive city. The eye-catcher of the design is the robust industrial Werkspoorhal where commercial activities, employment and casual encounters can take place. Within a dynamic team, […] Read more
The Terraced Tower / residential high-rise
This project is about residential high-rise as a form of habitat. The design represents as a building that expresses the joy and leisure of its inhabitants. The reasons to enjoy living in such a high and large building are plentiful; the view of the city and river, the services (restaurant, fitness etc.), the quietness, the retreat.
We have worked with private equity and we have designed villas. We even made a house in the Caribbean but this is the first villa for a private equity in a tropic location. To design a villa without direct contact with its future inhabitants or a clear budget felt a bit strange but it made […] Read more
De Werf / Housing
De Werf - on the former Citybox location, in the northern part of the NDSM shipyard - is the first large-scale development of the area. With dimensions of 85 x 100m, the location is one of the largest city blocks on the west side of the future NDSM development. The architecture is sturdy and simple, which conjures up associations with the Port and New York.
The development of Westflank Noord is complex because in this place many interests come together. The main objective of the Master Plan is to create a new center for Utrecht by integrating the new station area with the old city and to achieve synergy between them. In this new plan the Leidsche Rijn and Sijpesteijnkade are to be restored as an important connection to the city center. A 90-meter high residential at the Sijpesteijnkade marks the entrance to the Westflank area. A series of quayside buildings of between 25 and 45 meters high form the transition to the surroundings. In this series of buildings along the quay stands a monument above which the residential tower is designed.
Rotterdam as a modern town is provocative as hip and trendy. It urges for ever higher, bigger, bolder and more. In this continuous state of renewal, it is worth to cherish its modern legacy. The heroic buildings from the reconstruction period are worth maintaining for future generations. Therefore we would like to introduce the revival […] Read more
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