Prefabrication with identity
Mixed Use Building Oosterdokskade
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Client: Bouwfonds MAB (now BPD)
Programme: 12.000 m² mixed use project with 54 apartments and 4.800 m² commercial space
Oosterdokseiland is located next to the Central Station in Amsterdam. In the 90’s EEA developed a masterplan for the transformation this declining harbour area into a more residential function. The new district consists of 6 blocks 40-50m high separated by extremely narrow 5-8m wid side streets.
We designed a 12 storey building on the quayside with a supermarket on -1, parking on -2 and an urban food court on the ground and first levels. From the 2nd to 12th floors there are spacious private sector apartments with views onto the historic city centre. The rich programme ensures that dynamic events happen at street level both within and outside the building. The gable treatment using decorative concrete panels, careful detailing and crisp windows create a striking building – the building balancing individuality and uniqueness within the common context of a strongly regulated urban development plan.
2005 – 2012 All architectural stages, incl. coordination role for all four plots and the underground car park
2009 – 2012 Construction
Masterplan Supervision: Erick van Egeraat
Landscape: Michael van Gessel
Executive architect: HVDN
Cost control: PRC
Construction management: Arcadis