De Tribune

Laan van Spartaan, Gerrie Knetemannlaan
Kolenkitbuurt, Bos en Lommer
Felix Claus, Jaap Graber
Claus en Kaan Architecten
VOF De Stadstuinen (Ymere, Bouwfonds Ontwikkeling)
Metro 50, stop Jan van Galenstraat
Dit project is o.m. gepubliceerd in Amsterdamse Architectuur 2011-2012; ARCAM POCKET 25. Klik hier voor meer boeken uit de reeks ’ARCAM POCKET’.
Bedrijven, Leisure, Voorziening, Wonen

A 250 metres long flat

De Tribune stands along the A 10 West, between exit S105 (Jan van Galenstraat) and Erasmusgracht. It is a disc-shaped block, approximately 250 metres long and with an average height of 33 metres. The building is part of the Laan van Spartaan project, which is being realized on a site that for many years was occupied by sports fields. Several of these – including that of football club VVA/De Spartaan – have been preserved as the heart of the new neighbourhood that is under construction here.

In the original plan for Laan van Spartaan, De Tribune was an office building. When it became clear that there was no longer any
demand for office space, a different use had to be found for this large structure. It now contains an unusual mix of residents and facilities, including dwellings for the elderly, student accommodation, housing and facilities for sportsmen and women, a hotel and a restaurant. The building will also function as a noise barrier for the new neighbourhood. As a result, De Tribune has two faces. On the side of the motorway it has a sound-damping curtain wall of steel and glass. This elevation is dark and taut and is characterized by horizontal lines. The elevation on the building’s other side is light coloured and varied.

The balconies, the use of brick, the organic rounded forms and the staggered building height give rise to a variegated appearance, which is vaguely reminiscent of the architecture of the Amsterdam School. (ARCAM)