URBAN COURT­YARDS AT DE HALLEN, KWIN­TIJN PHASE 1 AMSTERDAM

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Con­tracted by Wij­nen Pro­jec­ton­twik­kel­ing, FARO has designed approx­i­mately 175 homes above a park­ing garage in the dis­trict; the homes will be devel­oped over two lev­els and within three com­plexes. A sig­nif­i­cant pro­por­tion of the homes is being pur­chased by an investor, Altera Vast­goed NV, and a hous­ing cor­po­ra­tion, Alliantie.

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URBAN COURT­YARDS AT DE HALLEN, KWIN­TIJN PHASE 2 AMSTERDAM

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Because of the suc­cess of Kwin­tijn 1, FARO and Van Wij­nen got the oppor­tu­nity to also develop the sec­ond phase. Form­ing an urban set­ting around an inner court­yard there are three blocks for three dif­fer­ent tar­get groups: condo’s, social hous­ing and rental. At the side of the Bilderdijkkade is room for 5 CPO blocks of 12 dwellings each. The entire com­plex is built on a 340 units carpark.

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ALONG THE STREET AND ON THE WATER­FRONT, AMSTERDAM

The Kadijken is a slightly dis­or­dered, but pleas­ant, part of east Ams­ter­dam. In 1997 an oppor­tu­nity passed by when a plot of land came free, a plot in which the two sides have a totally oppo­site char­ac­ter. One side is located on a nar­row city street, de Hoogte Kadijk, with a wide vari­ety of plots and façades. The oppo­site side is located along the water­side of the Nieuwe Vaart with its old dockyards.

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1920S ALSO OUT­SIDE THE RINGROAD, AMSTERDAM

One of the first projects in recon­struct­ing the dis­trict Bos en Lom­mer in Ams­ter­dam is ‘Scala’. Scala is sit­u­ated in the Kolenkit neigh­bor­hood on a strip of land of 230 by 30 meters next to the train tracks. Goal of the recon­struc­tion is to improve the qual­ity of liv­ing and to improve the spa­tial and archi­tec­tural con­nec­tion with the pre-​war part of Bos en Lom­mer on the other side of the A10. FARO designed a very diverse pro­gram for the com­pact location.

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BEEK­PARK, APELDOORN

In the sub­area of Beek­park, 80 res­i­dences are built around an inner court­yard. The project lies next to the ameni­ties of the city, but still pro­vides peace and quiet. In Vos­sel­mansstraat there are apart­ments above shops and in the nar­rower side streets, city houses and mod­est apart­ments of three sto­ries tall. Indi­vid­ual pri­vate ter­races look out over the court­yard. Typ­i­cal Apeldoorn-​style see-​throughs, from broad to extremely nar­row, show off the green court­yard to the sur­round­ing streets.

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FREE­DOM OF CHOICES IN NIEUW DELFT

Close to the his​to​ric ci​ty cen​ter of Delft a new part of town is going to arise. In high den­sity, with an urban look and feel, close to all the ser­vices of the city, an attrac­tive liv­ing area is to be designed. There’s room for many dif­fer­ent kind of developments.

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COORN­HERTKADE, ALKMAAR

Together with the res­i­dents of the dis­trict Oud Overdie in Alk­maar FARO made a plan for restruc­tur­ing the neigh­bor­hood. We orga­nized work­shops, excur­sions and town hall meet­ings for the cur­rent res­i­dents and lis­tened care­fully to what they had to say. This plan­ning process resulted in a clear pref­er­ence for a neigh­bor­hood square with a new, very dis­tinct build­ing. As a direct result of the trust we had gained from the neigh­bor­hood res­i­dents FARO was asked to design this building.

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19TH CEN­TURY BACK IN THE CEN­TER OF ROTTERDAM

‘Buitenge­woon Bajonet’ is in ‘Oude Westen’, a 19th-​century area in Rot­ter­dam. The dis­trict has been chang­ing for decades. Every­thing looks very dif­fer­ent fol­low­ing the 1980s and 1990s urban renewal. With this hous­ing block, FARO is refer­ring to the orig­i­nal archi­tec­ture of the area: that of the 19th Cen­tury. This includes a more beau­ti­ful and richer detail­ing, increased dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion in type and image, more beau­ti­ful mate­ri­als, urban and lively.

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NEIGH­BOUR­HOOD CHER­ISHES ROMAN­TIQUE FROM THE 19TH CEN­TURY, LEIDEN

FARO designed this ren­o­va­tion project in this neigh­bor­hood in Lei­den for Por­taal devel­op­ers. The new sit­u­a­tion has been devel­oped after lis­ten­ing care­fully to a del­e­ga­tion of the exist­ing res­i­dents. Together we came to a plan with sin­gle fam­ily homes and apart­ments look­ing out over a small park. 145 houses were taken down, 103 houses have been build new. Park­ing issues was one of the main rea­sons to decrease the num­ber of houses.

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NEW IN GAR­DEN CITY: OPEN-​CLOSED URBAN BLOCK, AMSTERDAM

FARO designed and real­ized 134 dif­fer­ent types of dwellings in Geuzen­veld, Ams­ter­dam. The main aim of this project was to cre­ate a con­tem­po­rary gar­den city. The ‘light, air and space’ prin­ci­ples from the 1950s are trans­lated to ‘light, air, green space and free­dom of choice’.

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MARI­AS­TICHT­ING, HAARLEM

In 2000 FARO and aTA entered a con­test along with Bouw­fonds MAB and van Wij­nen for the loca­tion Maria Foun­da­tion in Haar­lem. On this for­mer hos­pi­tal ground of almost three hectare, 400 homes, 8.000 m² office space and a garage for 600 cars had to be realized.

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OUD IJMUIDEN

An old indus­trial site in Oud-​Ijmuiden is being trans­formed into a dynamic neigh­bor­hood. Four archi­tects design each with their own style the houses of the mas­ter plan of Lies­beth Brink. The his­tor­i­cal sur­round­ings, the view, the locks, the fish­ing har­bor and the small scale were the inspi­ra­tion of this mas­ter plan. The plan has a clear street pat­tern that allows views of the water from the cen­tral spaces.

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MAS­SIVE AND FRESH, IJBURG AMSTERDAM

Block 25 fits seam­lessly into the archi­tec­ture of ‘Haven’ Island in Ams­ter­dam. It has a clear urban exte­rior, with sur­pris­ing extras on the inside. The block con­sists of two apart­ment build­ings and 19 owner-​occupied homes.

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FROM INDUS­TRIAL TO URBAN, HAARLEM

On the grounds of the his­tor­i­cal Droste fac­tory, 229 houses and apart­ments have been devel­oped into a cen­tre of mod­ern liv­ing and work­ing. Some build­ings of the old fac­tory have been refur­bished, and new build­ings have arisen. DKV‘s urban plan is based on urban den­sity and pub­lic spaces with a good park­ing solu­tion. The whole area is free of cars and all cars are parked out of sight. The nar­row streets that thus can be formed pro­vide a typ­i­cal ‘‘cozy’’ urban life.

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PATIO’S ON BOR­NEO, AMSTERDAM

Bor­neo, a tongue of land in what used to be Amsterdam’s east­ern docks, is now a res­i­den­tial area. Sur­rounded by water and attended by wide views, it could be devel­oped in high den­sity low-​rise with less pub­lic space than usual. The required den­sity and the deviant plot sizes neces­si­tated using spe­cial dwelling types. The scheme has two faces; one part looks to the quay, the other to the broad cen­tral street.

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A SUPER URBAN BLOCK, HAARLEM

Slachthuisbuurt-​Zuid in Haar­lem is being restruc­tured. The area is located on an impor­tant access road for Haar­lem, which is why the Zon­ing Plan requires the style to be rec­og­niz­able. In a so-​called RGBO process, FARO together with Trebbe, Rut­ges Vernieuwt, Ten­tij, Vibes and Schouten are work­ing in a con­sor­tium on a sus­tain­able design for Elan Wonen.

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STU­DENT HOMES FOR STU­DENTS, AMSTERDAM

In the 1960s a clutch of large-​scale build­ings were erected along Grote Bick­ersstraat, the prin­ci­pal street of 17th-​century Bick­er­sei­land in Ams­ter­dam. Since then such large vol­umes have come to be regarded as out of place in the small-​scale his­toric inner urban areas, and so these build­ings were demol­ished. On the for­mer site of one office colos­sus, ‘de Nar­wal’, now stands a com­plex of 88 stu­dent flats.

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FARO Architecten Lisserbroek

land­goed de olmen­horst
lis­ser­weg 487d
2165 as lisserbroek

ves­tig­ing oost
oude kraan 72
6811 ll arnhem

+31 (0) 252 414777
info@​faro.​nl

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