Barcode Architects
Bureau for Architecture
and Contemporary Design

AMSTELTOREN

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AMSTELTOREN

For plot 1 in the Amstelkwartier in Amsterdam, we designed a 21-story apartment building right along the Amstel river.

The design is characterized by its elegant shape, lively plinth, and public ‘roof park’ that connects the building to the river.

Location

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Client

COD Development / Borghese

Year

2016

Status

Preliminary design

Size

19.000m²

Category

Residential

Team
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Dirk Peters, Caro van de Venne, Robbert Peters, Guendalina Rocchi, Visjna Susak

The program includes high-end apartments, as well as public plinth with double functions, such as a bike store annex coffee bar and an art gallery annex hairdresser.

With this active plinth, we sought to activate the adjacent neighbourhood while at the same time creating a new public space along the waterfront. A public staircase leads visitors to a large green roof with views over the Amstel river.