Westerdok Apartment Building Amsterdam, Holland Property Photos, Dutch Design
Westerdok Apartment Building in Amsterdam
Docklands Housing in The Netherlands design by MVRDV Architects
post updated 28 Mar 2021 ; 19 Feb 2009
Westerdok Apartment Building
MVRDV completes Westerdok Apartment Building
Location: Westerdok Apartment Building, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date built: 2009
Openness as design concept: The minimal amount of materials used, glass, steel and concrete, results in maximum openness for the façade.
The building which has just been completed with a total surface of 6000 m2 contains 46 apartments and a day-care centre. Each apartment has a balcony of varying depths which stretch as bands along the entire facade, offering varied outside spaces and views over the western docklands of Amsterdam. The floor-to-ceiling glass façade can be fully opened and contrasts with the other buildings within the so called ‘VOC Cour’ port redevelopment that are mainly made of brick.
The urban plan is a closed city block with buildings of differing heights surrounding a central court. After two earlier urban plans failed, the client O.M.A. (Ontwikkelings Maatschappij Apeldoorn) has in fact determined the current urban plan. The MVRDV building is located inside the court with one façade facing the waterfront of the Westerdok. The project started in 2004 and is currently one of the nominees for the Amsterdam Architecture Award.
Westerdok Apartment Building Amsterdam images / information from MVRDV
Westerdok Apartments Amsterdam design : MVRDV
Location: Westerdok Amsterdam, The Netherlands, western Europe
Major New Dutch Buildings
image from MVRDV Architects
Docklands Housing Holland
Also by MVRDV in Amsterdam : WoZoCo Housing
photograph © Adrian Welch
Amsterdam Architecture – contemporary building information
Amsterdam Buildings – historic building information
photo © Capital C Amsterdam
Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam
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Café de Parel
Interior Design: Ninetynine
photograph : Ewout Huibers
The Pearl Café on Westerstraat
Café de Parel was originally a typical Amsterdam ‘brown bar’ with an old-fashioned dark interior and low lighting. The traditional stained-glass windows and monumental tile tableaus create the perfect setting for the new Parel.
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