Oostenburg Housing Complicated / Area Encounters
Textual content description offered by the architects. Oostenburg is likely one of the final city transformation areas within the heart of Amsterdam the place former industrial manufacturing has made method for inner-city housing over time. In collaboration with OZ, Workshop Architects, and BETA, Area Encounters designed a placing housing complicated as half of a big constructing block that surrounds the historic Werkspoorhal on the coronary heart of the world. The post-industrial web site is presently being reworked right into a vibrant and high-density residential neighborhood. Between a collection of historic and more moderen buildings, a brand new, combined city context is being realized, consisting of buildings that differ in scale and measurement, and have inviting plinths and variations within the design of their rooflines. The Oostenburg undertaking by Area Encounters was formed with these parameters in thoughts to offer high-quality high-density residing.
The constructing consists of three volumes, of which two include a various typological mixture of dwellings and carry the names: De Gieter and De Slijper. In between these two buildings, a slender, lifted quantity is clamped that accommodates the circulation areas. This quantity is wrapped in a clear metallic net- construction that enables for visible connections to the environment and has a lightweight and ethereal look in-between the 2 housing blocks. The volumes and plinth are materialized with a wealthy materials palette of white tiles, blue fences, and coarse-grained, green-grey concrete components which can be tough on the skin and clean on the within. Furthermore, the dwellings on the bottom ground have a beneficiant ceiling peak and a ground that’s barely elevated from the road stage, offering them with an out of doors transition house within the densely constructed neighborhood.
The road-facing facade of De Gieter has a stable grid facade containing three bays of home windows, which, in an summary method, echoes typical Amsterdam canal homes. In distinction, the aspect facade is open and clear and comprises the non-public out of doors areas of the dwellings. The roofline form of this facade hints on the shed roofs of the previous industrial warehouses on the terrain. Additional, facade enrichments of De Gieter come from the tough, tactile outer surfaces of the weather. This concrete moonscape engages in a placing play with each rain and sunshine.
The road-facing facade of De Slijper has a robust horizontality that contrasts with the adjoining Werkspoorhal. The brilliant white tiles with blue joints and fences endow the constructing with a joyful look. The inexperienced patio within the heart of the undertaking connects to steady inexperienced exterior areas which can be flanked by an energetic plinth consisting of business areas, atelier dwellings, and the doorway foyer that’s accessed via giant doorways. The constructing is topped with a collective roof backyard that gives all residents with further exterior areas and sumptuous views over town.