Housing on Sporenburg

J.F. van Hengelstraat, Ertskade
Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij New Deal
Bus 28-39-59
Marlies Buurman, Maarten Kloos (red.), Amsterdam Architecture 1997-99, Amsterdam, 2000, p.50.

32 dwelllings in former industrial area

The development on the Sporenburg peninsula consists of long streets with narrow, deep dwellings. In the project by Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, each dwelling has an entrance on the street, a garden, sun room or roof terrace. In addition, all dwellings are double width on at least one storey.

The exterior is characterized by brick volumes which on the north side are punctuated on the second floor by set-back terraces. The south side has projecting cedarwood roof structures. The adjacent dwellings, at the tip of the peninsula, have been rotated a quarter turn and as a result have a magnificent view over the IJ. There are two types of ‘panorama dwellings’: those in the middle of the block are two bays wide and those at the corners are L-shaped.

In the wide middle dwellings, the location of the living rooms and bedrooms has not been fixed, so that the dwelling can be used in various ways. Characteristic of these dwellings is the double-height space on the second floor. The corner dwellings embrace the middle dwellings and have a large roof terrace at the corner on the second floor. The fa├žades are of glass, above which is a projecting, meandering brick volume. (ARCAM/BU)