Oostelijke Handelskade, De Pakhuysen Building, Eastern Docklands Architecture, Image, IJ Holland, Architect
Oostelijke Handelskade Amsterdam
Eastern Docklands Building: Dutch Architecture – design by KCAP Architects, The Netherlands
8 Feb 2008
Oostelijke Handelskade Amsterdam Building
A former docks area along the banks of Amsterdam’s IJ waterway is being transformed into a high-density residential and business area.
On the site known as De Pakhuysen (‘The Warehouses’), old warehouses and new blocks form a differentiated complex of interlocking buildings that preserve the views through to the IJ.
The buildings stand on a shared base containing a car park, and the entrances are set along a narrow, oblong public space. As well as drawing up the urban development plan, KCAP designed the car park and two of the four sculptural blocks.
Oostelijke Handelskade Amsterdam image / information from KCAP Architects
Location: Oostelijke Handelskade Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Architecture in Amsterdam
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Adjacent building : Muziekgebouw
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photo © Rob ‘t Hart
Amsterdam Buildings – historic building information
photo © Adrian Welch
The Eastern Docklands is a neighborhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands, located between the IJ and the Amsterdam–Rhine Canal in the borough of Amsterdam-Oost. The harbor area was constructed in the late nineteenth century to allow for increasing trade with the Dutch East Indies; a new location was necessitated by the construction of the Amsterdam Centraal railway station, which replaced the old quays. East of the new station was a marshy area called De Rietlanden, with the Zeeburgerdijk (then called Sint Antoniesdijk), running via the Zeeburch, a fort, to the Zuiderzee. source: wikipedia
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