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The Modular Office Building in Amsterdam

17 Jun 2022

Design: Bureau Fraai

Location: Island of Oostenburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Modular Amsterdam Office Building

Photos © Studio de Nooyer

The Modular, Holland

With the characteristic robust facade of the office building The Modular Bureau Fraai refers to the ‘rich’ industrial past of the island and the billowing sails of the many VOC ships that were built at this location in the 17th century.

The Modular Amsterdam

Bureau Fraai was appointed by Stadgenoot Development to design a compact office building on a very narrow corner plot on the industrial Island Oostenburg that is currently being transformed into a lively high-density mixed-use neighbourhood.

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The masterplan called for contrasting buildings with strong identities and an industrial character that builds on the island’s “rich” industrial past while in the 17th century, the shipyards of the Dutch East India Company were located on the exact same location. And in the following centuries many locomotives and machineries were built in the still existing Van Gendthallen.

The Modular Amsterdam

“The building is completely built up by one type of pre-fabricated concrete facade element referring to the industrial history of the location.”

The Modular Amsterdam

The five-storey office building is therefore designed as if it were an industrial product easily assembled from different prefabricated parts. This results in a facade built-up from 25 identical prefabricated concrete facade elements that have been assembled at the construction site in a very short time frame.

The Modular Amsterdam

With the design of this repetitive faceted facade, Bureau Fraai refers to the billowing sails of the tall ships that once sailed off from the island. And in addition to the fact that the facets also serve as shading devices, the continuously changing sun reflections, textures and shadows result in a building that never looks the same at all.

The Modular Amsterdam Office Building

With the design of ‘The Modular’ Bureau Fraai refers to this industrial past as well as in the production process of the building as in the aesthetics of the building facade.

The Modular Amsterdam Office Building

The Modular Amsterdam Office Building

With the design of this repetitive faceted facade, Bureau Fraai refers to the billowing sails of the tall ships that once sailed off from the island. And in addition to the fact that the facets also serve as shading devices, the continuously changing sun reflections, textures and shadows result in a building that never looks the same at all.

“The faceted facade refers to the sails of the tall ships of the East India Company that were once built on this exact location”

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The Modular Office Building in Amsterdam, Holland – Buildingf Information

Architect: Bureau Fraai – https://www.bureaufraai.com/

Project size: 510 sqm
Completion date: 2020
Building levels: 5

The Modular Amsterdam

Client: Stadgenoot Ontwikkeling B.V.
Contractor: Heijmans
Technical engineer: Inbo
Structural engineer: Goudstikker de Vries

Acoustic engineer: Peutz
Masterplan: Studioninedots, Urhahn
Location: Oostenburger Island, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Project typology: office building

The Modular Amsterdam

Photography © Studio de Nooyer – https://www.denooyer.nl/

The Modular Office Building, Amsterdam / information received 170622

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, The Netherlands, western Europe

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