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De hood Amsterdam-Osdorp : Architecture

Dutch Neighbourhood Centre – design by Atelier Kempe Thill, The Netherlands

5 Apr 2011

De hood Amsterdam-Osdorp

Location: Osdorp, north Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Design: Atelier Kempe Thill

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OPENING YOUTH CENTRE “DE HOOD” AMSTERDAM / NL

De hood Osdorp

On the 5th of April is the official opening of the Youth- and neighbourhood centre “De hood” in Amsterdam-Osdorp.

The realized building consists of the simple stacking of two – diametrically opposed – concepts of space. The ground floor level is designed as a flat sandwich-space, which opens up completely to the surroundings thanks to the glazing on all sides. The public green with its dominated tree canopy becomes part of the interior and generously extends the small space to the outside. This effect is enhanced by the modest interior design and the greyish colour scheme. Used as a „public living room“ of the neighbourhood, activities on the inside are well visible and stimulate the direct interaction with the public space.

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On the upper floor is the Community Hall. In order to realise the desired multi-functionality and neutrality, it has a fully closed façade and forms a hermetic and introspective space. Its desired, very neutral appearance is offset by its generous ceiling height and two skylights that illuminated the space naturally. The room is deliberately kept modest with whitish colours in order to maximize the effect of the skylights on the interior. With this, the hall is given a very specific character without limiting its multi-functionality.

The combination of these two room types, the open and closed space, determines the appearance and character of the building. From the outside, this is directly visible and dominates the design of the façade.

On the inside, the contrast between the two room constellations determines the perception and surprises, as the fully enclosed room is much brighter than the fully opened.

De hood Osdorp – Building Information

Title: Villa Pu – Youth Centre Amsterdam-Osdorp
Architect: Atelier Kempe Thill, Rotterdam
Client: Ymere Amsterdam
User: City of Amsterdam Amsterdam
Program: youth- and neighourhood centre
Location: Amsterdam-Osdorp, the Netherlands
Status: opening 05.04.2011

Address: Reimerswaalstraat 101 1069 AG Amsterdam

Process:
Competition: Jan 2005
Commission: Jun 2009
Planning process: Jul 2009 – Feb 2010
Building process: Apr 2010 – Jan 2011

Building:
Site area: 150 sqm
Building size: 285 sqm
Building volume: 1350 m3

Total building budget: € 550.000,- (excl. VAT) Photos © Ulrich Schwarz

De hood Amsterdam-Osdorp images / information from Atelier Kempe Thill

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