Nautilus


 
Eef Kamerbeekstraat/Leo Homstraat, Zeeburgereiland.
Sportheldenbuurt
Amsterdam
Hein de Haan
CPO Nautilus
Mei 2016
Wonen
 

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From military airfield to sewage treatment plant
The triangular island Zeeburgereiland came into being in the late nineteenth century with the construction of the dike for the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal and a four kilometre long dam in the IJ. For many years, sludge dredged from the docks was dumped on the site, enabling it to be used as a military airfield as early as 1916. Following the construction in 1957 of two bridges, the Amsterdamsebrug and the Schellingwouderbrug, the area became easily accessible. A sewage treatment plant, ‘Rioolwaterzuivering Oost’, was located here from 1982 to 2006 and the three retained sewage silos recall the site’s industrial past. These imposing structures are now being integrated in the Sportheldenbuurt, a new city district under construction inside the orbital motorway. A unique building in this new district is the live-work building Nautilus.

A lively CPO
Nautilus is an example of Collectief Particulier Opdrachtgeverschap (CPO), or collective private commissioning, whereby a group of individuals buys or leases a plot and engages an architect and builder of their choice. The architect and one of the initiators of Nautilus was Hein de Haan (1943-2015). De Haan intended the building for ‘lively Amsterdammers’ – artists, musicians and freelancers – who have difficulty finding suitable accommodation in Amsterdam’s housing market. For them, the live-work apartments in Nautilus are ideal. The brick building also contains a large number of communal spaces, including a children’s studio, an exhibition space, a function room for music and theatre, as well as a garden and a roof terrace.

Sustainable self build
Sustainability is an important feature of the project and following a lengthy legal battle with the energy company Nuon, Nautilus was granted exemption from the obligatory connection to the district heating grid. Deep beneath the ground is a highly efficient heat cold storage unit and there are solar panels on the roof. As a result, the building is entirely self-sufficient for heating.


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