Heesterveld Blok 4
Project: Redevelopment Residential Building
Location: Heesterveld, Amsterdam [NL]
Design & Execution: 2010-2012
Client: Ymere Housing Corporation
The Amsterdam Heesterveld apartment complex, built in the 80s, is redeveloped and redesigned by Urban Symbiose to accommodate a new differentiated mix of commercial and housing program. It’s goal is to activate the local urban and creative potential. The powerful color graphic on the facades is designed by Floor Wesseling.
Community Centre Zandpad
Project: Community Centre
Location: Amsterdam [NL]
Client: Stichting Zandpad
The small community centre consists of three spaces: a daycare, space for activities for elderly and a youth club. The centre is directly owned and run by the local community and is part of a small playground. The three houses characterize the interaction and dialogue with the different users and enabling the community members to come together and socialize and most of all to have fun. Furthermore we think every architect should design a tree house in his or her career at least once 🙂
Open Art Museum Artches Sloterdijk
Project: Open Art Museum Artches
Location: Sloterdijk Amsterdam [NL]
Client: Stichting Glamorous Outcast
The Sloterdijk [NL] station bus platform has a series impressive but monotonous concrete pillars. To re-activate the Westpoort area, an open art museum routing is designed by Urban Symbiose called ‘ARTCHES’. It accommodates a number of larger-than-life-size paintings by 12 internationally renowned artists. Via the use of QR-codes and intelligently placed markers, the ARTCHES experience will be expanded to a rich online experience.