Project type: Mixed-use development
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Client: Gemeente Amsterdam, Buro Amsterdam
Size: 4.8 ha
Status: Europan 14, Competition
Project team: A-PLATZ (architecture), INLANDSIS (landscape), MEMO (image)
The Papaverdriehoek neighbourhood in North Amsterdam is identified as a terrain of experimentation on the topic of productive city, dealing with issues such as the coexistence of living and working (production) in the city.
Our strategic plan proposes an intensification of the qualities of the place and imagines a cadastral evolution that will not hold back the development of a new neighbourhood with cultural ambition and a sense of responsibility within the city. We imagined a masterplan based on progressive growth. The proposal is an ensemble of different public space typologies, also differentiated through attention to materials and planting schemes. The buildings form an ensemble of urban houses, towers and linear buildings, each contributing differently to the definition of the public space. The final masterplan reveals a future possibility, but the house – the focussed study site of this project can support the necessary weight required for an urban transformation. The fragment functions in its own right.
Model photos: Zoltán Biró