Waterfront Mixed-Use Transformation

Transformation of a former dock area into a high-density area for living and working

A former dock area along the banks of Amsterdam’s IJ waterway is transformed into a high-density residential and business area. On the site known as 'De Pakhuysen' (The Warehouses), gigantic warehouses are a reminder of the time when the area was still a functioning port. Some have fallen into disuse and are dilapidated, while others have been thoroughly renovated and given a new lease on life.

In between these historic warehouses, new blocks form a differentiated complex of interlocking buildings that maintain the views through to the IJ. The complex accommodates a mixed programme, ra...

Location
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Client
  • Oosterveem, Almere (urban plan), Heijmans IBC Vastgoedontwikkeling, Almere-Stad (architecture)
Year
  • 1998 - 2009
Status
  • Completed
Program
  • 9.100 m2 urban plan area 10.000 m2 office building B "Huys Azië" 7.350 m2 apartment building D (52 residences) "Huys Afrika" 11.500 m2 parking garage
Disciplines
  • Architecture
  • Supervision
  • Urban Planning
Collaborators
  • Claus en Kaan Architecten, Amsterdam
  • Blok A+C: De Architecten Cie., Amsterdam
  • Renovation: Villa Nova, Rotterdam
  • Open space: Juurlink & Geluk, Rotterdam
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