|Address||Borneostraat 31-37, Javaplein 6-12, Madurastraat 104-136|
|Office||Geusebroek Stefanova Architectenbureau|
|Commisioner||De Alliantie, Stadsdeel Zeeburg, OBA-bibliotheek|
|Realized by||J.M. Deurwaarder Bouwbedrijf|
|Accessible||Tram 14, stop Javaplein|
|More||Dit project is o.m. gepubliceerd in Amsterdamse Architectuur 2011-2012; ARCAM POCKET 25. Klik hier voor meer boeken uit de reeks ARCAM POCKET.|
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Housing block at Java square
Since 2006, a renewal operation has been underway in the early twentieth-century neighbourhood Indische Buurt, in which a number of rundown blocks are being demolished or renovated. As part of this renewal, the square at the heart of the neighbourhood, Javaplein, has been revitalized with the construction of Borneohof.
The original Borneo block has been demolished in order to make way for larger dwellings and commercial units. In and around the square, space has been created by constructing a two-tier underground parking garage. There are no longer any parking spaces in the square or the surrounding streets. Socio-cultural facilities (including a library and a café) in the ground floor plinth reinforce the squares function as a focal point.