area: 530 m2
client: DTK Vastgoed
design: Allard Architecture
consultants: La Rotonda
structural Engineer: Berkhout Consultant BV, VDK Engineering
contractor: Viets Staalconstructies
The DTK building is constructed on top of a two-storey existing complex in Amsterdam West. The folding roofs of the municipality buildings, adjacent to either side of the complex, inspired a floating structure.
As such, DTK is placed on a steel platform over the top of the existing building. The new structure folds towards the west capturing the afternoon and evening sun. From the side view, DTK’s silhouette fuses with its neighboring buildings, creating an organic architectural flow, while the zinc roof cladding accentuates the building’s soft curved shape.