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. Both ends of the plan have a robust accent: on the Eras­mus­gracht a tower of 15 lay­ers with 3 dwellings per floor and on the Bos en Lom­mer­weg a block with 7 lay­ers with an assisted liv­ing pro­gram. On the Leeuwen­daler­weg, the block has 6 lay­ers. The two homes on the bot­tom will have street access. so the street view is more lively. The length of the block is nuanced by trans­par­ent reced­ing inci­sions with stairs and ele­va­tors for the apart­ments on the higher layers.

All dwellings are 7.5 meters wide. Within this width we have a vari­ety of owner occu­pied and rental apart­ments. These vary from an apart­ment with street access, to apart­ments with tower rooms. Assisted liv­ing apart­ments are con­cen­trated on the side of the Bos en Lom­mer­weg. Above the neigh­bour­hood meet­ing area and the office of the neigh­bour­hood inten­dant are six group res­i­dences for elderly with Alzheimers and 34 WIBO res­i­dences (assisted liv­ing). Total hous­ing pro­gram: 115 res­i­dences for sale,16 res­i­dences for rent, 36 res­i­dences for social rent, 34 WIBO (liv­ing in a pro­tected envi­ron­ment), 6 group res­i­dences, 1 care point, 131 park­ing places and stor­age rooms.

The archi­tec­ture is inspired by the care­fully detailed brick archi­tec­ture from the 20s – 40s. Pre-​war archi­tec­ture with orange and brown brick com­bined with white accents and masonry details has proven to be appre­ci­ated over the years. Espe­cially in a socially vul­ner­a­ble neigh­bor­hood as this one, beauty and sus­tain­abil­ity have to go hand in hand. All archi­tec­tural neces­si­ties — e.g. drain pipes — are not vis­i­ble as such. Accord­ing to FARO this ‘Ams­ter­dam idiom’, in its mod­ern trans­la­tion, fits well in the city’s ambi­tion to inte­grate both sides of the A10 ring road.

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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