Water Dwellings Haringbuisdijk

IJburglaan, Haringbuisdijk
Waterbuurt West, Steigereiland, IJburg
Waterbuurt West
Stedenbouwkundig ontwerp, verkaveling & typologie: Villanova architecten - Woningplattegronden en materialisering: Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer
Ontwikkelingscombinatie Waterbuurt West / Woningstichting Eigen Haard
Ontwikkelingscombinatie Waterbuurt West VOF
ABC Arkenbouw, Urk
Tram 26
Dit project is o.m. gepubliceerd in Amsterdamse Architectuur 2010-2011; ARCAM POCKET 24. Klik hier voor meer boeken uit de reeks ’ARCAM POCKET’.

Architectural office Marlies Rohmer designed 75 dwellings for Waterbuurt-West in IJburg with five variants. 55 dwellings are floating dwellings.

These are 13 freestanding dwellings, 12 blocks each with two dwellings, and 6 blocks with three dwellings. Along the edge of the water area are dike dwellings and near the connecting footbridges there are tall dwellings on piles.

All of the dwellings have an open front and rear side, closed side elevations and the same materials and detailing. The water dwellings are built in accordance with the so-called ‘Dutch method’. The buoyancy chamber consists of a concrete tray, which also serves as a basement (sous l’eau, in the words of the architectural office). The floating capability derives from the upward pressure. The higher the load, the deeper the tray lies in the water. An alternative method is the Canadian method, whereby pontoons are built on the basis of, for example, EPS surrounded by a concrete shell. (ARCAM/TV/BU)