WoZoCo Amsterdam: MVRDV, Apartments

WoZoCo Amsterdam, Osdorp Building, MVRDV Apartments, Netherlands Architecture, Architect

WoZoCo Amsterdam

Old Persons Housing Osdorp, Holland – design by MVRDV, Architects

WoZoCo apartments

Viewed from hotel to south:
WoZoCo Amsterdam

“WoZoCo” Housing for Elderly, Amsterdam
Date: 1997
Architects: MVRDV

Location: northwest edge of city, towards airport

Address: Reimerswaalstraat 1, 1069 AE Osdorp-Midden, Amsterdam

This radical MVRDV housing is located on Ookmeerweg street in Amsterdam-Osdorp.

WoZoCo apartments photos © Adrian Welch, architect

Apartments for Elderly People – General images:
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Colourful cantilevers on south facade of WoZoCo apartments, major cantilevers on the north facade:
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Street level views of WoZoCo apartments:
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Photos of the north facade ‘cantilevered boxes’
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Views looking west and images of apartments east gable
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This building was the first housing complex realized by MVRDV. The client, a large housing corporation, wanted 100 units for elderly people with a gallery-type circulation. The units however did not fit the site in an acceptable way, so MVRDV were invited to solve the problem. At the first meeting, a half joking solution whereby the houses that would not fit inside the gallery block were glued to the outer side of the volume drew attention. The client saw the potential and so MVRDV make it work.
source: WoZoCo by MVRDV Architects

Views looking west from east gable along apartments south facade
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WoZoCo apartments Amsterdam-Osdorp – Building Information

Location: Amsterdam-Osdorp, The Netherlands
Year: 1997
Client: Het Oosten Housing Association, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Program: 7.500 m2, 100 apartments for eldery inhabitants
Budget: ca. EUR 4.5 million

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WoZoCo Amsterdam design : MVRDV


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