|Address||Zeeburgerdijk, Th. van Lohuizenlaan|
|Neighbourhood||Indische Buurt Oost|
|Architect||Ben van Berkel, Boudewijn Rosman|
|Commisioner||De Alliantie Projectontwikkeling, Huizen|
|Realized by||Bouwbedrijf M.J. De Nijs en zonen B.V., Warmenhuizen|
|Category||Bedrijven, Kantoren, Wonen|
The urban design scheme for two sites on Zeeburgerdijk, on either side of a bridge over the discharge canal, stipulated that apartment complexes, which together would form a sort of entrance gateway to the area behind, should be built on both sites, The building on the west side of the bridge (Cruise Inn.) has been designed by Claus en Kaan, the building on the east side (Loswal) by UN Studio.
Loswal is a four-storey elongated volume, which has been positioned lengthways on the quay. Immediately next to the bridge abutment, the volume is eight storeys high. Together with the tall volume of the Cruise Inn, this ‘tower’ provides the desired gateway effect.
In order to allow sufficient daylight into the narrow and deep dwellings, the elevations on the north and south sides are entirely of glass. On the south side, loggias serve as exterior spaces. The various storeys are separated by precast concrete fins, which in the tower project to balcony depth. The ‘sun visors’ this gives rise to reinforce the horizontal character of the building. (ARCAM/LM)