URBAN COURTYARDS AT DE HALLEN, KWINTIJN PHASE 1 AMSTERDAM
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.
URBAN COURTYARDS AT DE HALLEN, KWINTIJN PHASE 2 AMSTERDAM
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.
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.
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.
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.
FREEDOM OF CHOICES IN NIEUW DELFT
Close to the historic city center 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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.