project type: residential
designer: allard architecture
allard architecture developed a sketch design for a dwelling scheme in the Havenstraat area, near the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. As there is a large demand for new houses in various parts of the city, the city of Amsterdam issued a long term development project that calls for 4500 houses to be constructed in the southern area of Amsterdam. A large building complex on the Havenstraat is planned to consist of the first 500.
Allard Architecture was inspired by these plans to develop a dwelling scheme that adapts to the specific qualities of the Havenstraat area. For the design, the primary aspects of the site consist of a redeveloped industrial area and green boulevard separating the three dwelling volumes.
The scheme is planned in such a way to allow the old tram track to loop within the buildings and new green zone, thus connecting the urban fabric. The design acts as a means to link these aspects of the area, with lines of movement along each volume reaching out towards the heart of Amsterdam.