Leidsestraat 100

2016 - 2018

  • hospitality
  • area:
    1200m2

    status:
    unbuilt

    client:
    CBRE

    team:
    Allard Architecture

    Amsterdam / Netherlands

    On the Leidsestraat, one of the busiest arteries that runs through the historic centre of Amsterdam, Allard Architecture’s proposal has reinvigorated a tired corner plot. This uniquely shaped site is to be transformed into a development containing 6 apartments of varying sizes, in addition to a two-storey commercial retail space at the street level.

    The corner is a celebrated feature in the design, mimicking its current formation as well as other corner plots along the street, by being chamfered across the entirety of the building volume. On the ground, this chamfer acts as the entry point for the retail space, whilst above it is an eye-catching hologram that spans the remaining height. The building’s façade grid alternates depending on the function, with the framework becoming reduced in scale in the higher levels in order to better fit the more human scale of the apartments.

    A further distinction is made in the façade through materials, whereby the ground and the penthouse levels are framed with a slender wooden construction, whilst the rest of the building makes use of patinated copper. These elements result in a high-end contemporary building that brings a strong yet refined presence to the street.

    allard architecture • Leidsestraat 100 • Existing Situation
    View of the existing situation on site, demonstrating the chamfered corner that is respected in the new design
    allard architecture • Leidsestraat 100 • 3D Diagram
    Elaboration from preliminary building form, to detailed resolution