Westerdokseiland Amsterdam, Dutch MVRDV Building, Architecture, Architect, NL Design Images
Docklands Housing in The Netherlands design by MVRDV Architects, Holland
post updated 28 Mar 2021
Date built: 2007-09
Design: MVRDV, Architects
Amsterdam Docklands Housing
Westerdok adopts the design concept of light and openness; with a total floor area of 6000 m2, Westerdok contains 46 apartments and a day-care centre offering diverse outdoor spaces and views over the western docklands of Amsterdam.
Each apartment’s balcony varies in depth and stretches as a band along the entire façade, offering occupants outdoor spaces and views over the western docklands of Amsterdam. With the majority of other buildings in the VOC Cour port redevelopment in brick, the floor-to-ceiling glass façade, which can be fully opened, offers a wonderful contrast.
Westerdokseiland Property in Amsterdam – Building Information
Year built: 2009
Surface: 6000 m²
Client: O.M.A. (Ontwikkelings Maatschappij Apeldoorn)
Programs: Educational, Residential
Westerdokseiland Amsterdam design : MVRDV Architects
Location: Westerdoksdijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, western Europe
Amsterdam Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:
Silodam – housing, Oude Houthaven, also by MVRDV:
image © Isabelle Lomholt
Bijlmer Station Extension
picture © Ger Van Der Vlugt
Amsterdam station building
“WoZoCo” Housing for Elderly
photograph © AJW
New Amsterdam housing : Osdorp
Westerdokseiland Amsterdam architect : MVRDV Architects
Amsterdam Architecture – contemporary building information
Amsterdam Buildings – historic building information
The urban development plan for the Westerdokseiland (Western Dock Island) project comprises a series of perimeter blocks situated between the IJdijk and the Westerdok. The development plan for the Westerdokseiland Zuidblok ‘its southern block’ was masterminded by Meyer & Van Schooten Architecten.
The architecture within this block was designed by three selected architects offices, namely Meyer & Van Schooten Architecten, Heren 5 Architecten and de Architekten Cie. In the urban design for the Zuidblok it was decided to set three groups of dwellings around a semi-public inner area, a so-called ‘cour’.
Each such ‘cour’ has two main entrances, on IJdijk and Westerdokskade respectively, which give access to the various vertical circulation points within. The three cours with their housing clusters are being developed above a two-storey garage with more than 200 parkingspaces.
Amsterdam Architect – Dutch capital architecture office listings on e-architect
photo © Capital C Amsterdam
Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam
The Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has been awarded with a prestigious MIPIM Award 2020 for ‘Best Refurbished Building’ at the Paris Real Estate Week. The historical building, designated as a national monument, has undergone a major renovation designed by the architectural office ZJA in collaboration with Heyligers design + projects.
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