Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

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Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

New Housing in Holland: Dutch Apartment Property – design by Studioninedots

10 Nov 2017

Zeeburger Island Residential Complex

Architects: Studioninedots

Location: Zeeburger Island, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

Images: Peter Cuypers

On the northern tip of the rapidly developing Zeeburger Island in Amsterdam Studioninedots, commissioned by de Alliantie and Lingotto, designed two striking volumes. Due to their stepped profiles and changing facade rhythms they appear different depending on the viewing angle. All 142 residences plus the shared outdoor spaces on the deck are orientated towards the magnificent views.

Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

Studioninedots recognises a growing need for better collective and public spaces for cities, which are densifying at an increasing rate. On the site where the rapidly developing Zeeburger Island meets the calm of the water and the low, clouded skies, the practice conceived a spatial intervention that functions as a catalyst for meeting and connection between residents.

Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

Instead of a massive block, the design houses the required functions in two slender, high buildings resting atop a shared, semi-underground car park. This creates a roof deck between the buildings for shared use, and the building’s open profile frames wide views of the Buiten-IJ for the neighbourhood to enjoy.

Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

Both complexes become narrower towards the top. The volumes step up and recede every few storeys in response to surrounding buildings. This reduces the amount of apartments per floor, which creates setbacks that are used for private outdoor spaces and green roofs. Fronting all sides, the buildings feature two alternating facade rhythms – with either compact or wider windows – which step accordingly.

Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

The buildings have a compact structure organised around a core that contains all the apartments’ functional spaces. The living rooms and bedrooms are then positioned on the perimeter to maximise views.

Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

This quality of space is accessible for every resident regardless of whether the apartment is allocated for private or social housing. The lower building (‘De Generaal’) contains affordable rental apartments; residents in the higher tower (‘Akropolis’) are aged 55+ and members of a residential community. Throughout the buildings, shared facilities are provided for both the association and neighbourhood.

Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam – Building Information

Clients: De Alliantie, Lingotto
Type: Housing, collective facilities, general practise, car park
Location: Kea Boumanstraat/John Blankensteinstraat, Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam
Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl

Project team: Wouter Hermanns, Stijn de Jongh, Joost Maatkamp
Contractor: UBA Uithoorn
Photography: Peter Cuypers and Luuk Kramer
Completion: 2017

Akropolis|De Generaal is nominated for the Amsterdam Zuiderkerk Award. Winner announced on 6/12

Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island Amsterdam

Photos: Peter Cuypers

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