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.

Block 25 also has extra ameni­ties. A child-​care cen­tre on the park and space for a restaurant-​type busi­ness in the rental block. Both are designed in such a way that they are eas­ily acces­si­ble and vis­i­ble, but won’t dis­turb the res­i­dents of the block. Addi­tion­ally, the block has two large park­ing garages, which totals to 25 spaces more than the actual num­ber of units. Unique on the Haven Island!

Block 25 is dis­tin­guished by the clear sep­a­ra­tion between rental and owner-​occupied units. The rental part forms a U-​shaped block with spe­cial cor­ri­dors around a land­scaped deck with trees.

The owner-​occupied units are on the other side. These have unique qual­i­ties that are very unusual for IJburg, a good size gar­den and a pri­vate, spa­cious garage. You can park your car behind your own house! These garages can be reached by alleys that refer to the British ‘mews’. These were used in British cities to give access to the car­riage houses. The cor­ner units have extra space on the sec­ond floor to be used as gallery or studio.

Block 25 is designed to be ‘mod­ern with a wink’: a clean block with mod­ern archi­tec­ture in col­ors that fit the Haven Island, but that are fresher than usual. Beau­ti­ful brick in warm col­ors with white frames around the win­dows. The win­dows fol­low the IJburg-​trend of ver­ti­cal win­dows pro­vid­ing an urban expres­sion. Every owner-​occupied unit has a spe­cial win­dow. Addi­tion­ally, the build­ings are eas­ily dis­tin­guish­able from the street or the water by dif­fer­ent color bricks or a clear ‘seam’ between the buildings.

FARO Architecten Lisserbroek

land­goed de olmen­horst
lis­ser­weg 487d
2165 as lisserbroek

ves­tig­ing oost
oude kraan 72
6811 ll arnhem

+31 (0) 252 414777

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