Housing complex Henkenshage


 
Van Heenvlietlaan
Buitenveldert
Amsterdam
Thijs Asselbergs
Architectuurcentrale Thijs Asselbergs
De Principaal
Van der Waal
Metro 50, 51, 53, 54 Station Amstel, bus 199
2001
Commercieel, Voorziening, Wonen

Housing block with a variety of dwelling types

The residential complex ‘Henkenshage’ is situated in the so-called ‘Kastelenbuurt’ in Amsterdam Buitenveldert. This neighbourhood is characterized by half-open blocks with green inner gardens. Henkenshage is a large rectangular block which is divided into six smaller blocks by 12-metre-high gateways. These smaller blocks are interconnected by galleries and a large steel canopy.

The building contains a diverse array of dwelling types: split-level and corridor dwellings, maisonettes and penthouses, owner-occupied dwellings, all of which have either a roof terrace or a balcony. In addition, space has been reserved inside the complex for a communal residence for the elderly, a supermarket and businesses. The dwellings look out onto an inner court, underneath which is a parking garage with natural ventilation. The façades are characterized by a highly varied arrangement, with vertical, pale green glass plates and windows of varying height. (ARCAM/BU)