Housing complex Blok 14 IJburg
|Address||Bert Haanstrakade, Bert Haanstrahof, Jean Desmetstraat, Duguerrestraat, Talbotstraat|
|Neighbourhood||Haveneiland West, IJburg|
|Architect||Dolf Dobbelaar, Roel Bosch, Jorn Schieman|
|Commisioner||IJdelta (Smit's Bouwbedrijf, ERA Bouw, Bouwfonds Woningbouw, Ymere)|
|Realized by||Smit's Bouwbedrijf|
|Accessible||Tram 26, stop Vennepluimstraat|
|More||Dit project is o.m. gepubliceerd in Amsterdamse Architectuur 2008-2009; ARCAM POCKET 22. Klik hier voor meer boeken uit de reeks ARCAM POCKET.|
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Two storeys form a gateway
Haveneiland, the first in the series of islands called IJburg, has been under development since the turn of the century. A high-density residential district has been built here with blocks arranged in a strict grid pattern.
As recent as it is, Blok 14 recalls the first period in IJburgs development in which the design focus was on high density and architectural diversity. Which is why, for example, the block has been designed by three collaborating offices, one of which, DKV architecten, had the role of supervisor.
A raised building section commands attention on the north and south sides. On the north side, two storeys appear to hover above a row of single-family dwellings, opposite which two storeys with a roof terrace form a gateway. Beneath this, a wide stairway leads from the raised inner courtyard to the public terrace on the canal. (ARCAM)