Lycka – apartment building in Amsterdam Sloterdijk

10.000 m2 housing
118 apartments, creative spaces, 300 bicycle parking

Completion in 2021
Client: Eigen Haard
Location: Amsterdam Sloterdijk, The Netherlands

shortlisted (top 10) for Zuiderkerkprijs Amsterdam 2021

Within a couple of years, the area around the railway station Amsterdam Sloterdijk will undergo a tremendous transformation. Until now the area was a typical conventional business district with large office buildings. In the future the area will transform into a mixed use urban district with additional housing and leisure programs. The plot for our design is marked “Kavel O, blok 9B” and lies next to the elevated railway tracks called Hemboog. Kavel O will consist of 8 apartment buildings around a pocket park. In order to make the scale jump between the large office towers in the area to a housing scale, the urban planners of the City of Amsterdam introduced the term “woonloods” (housing-warehouse); A block with an intermediate scale and an industrial look.

The brief and the building envelope called for a 10.000 sqm tower of around 50m high. We developed a design concept in which the tower is built up from 5 woonloodsen, each with their own expression.

The brief called for a variety of specific housing types of different sizes. For each of these types a special woonloods has been tailor made to fit. A logical and pragmatic method that lead to 5 autonomous woonloodsen with different measurements. By stacking them around a central core a horizontally articulated tower appeared with roof terraces on different levels in the building. The differences between the types and interiors of the woonloodsen is expressed in the design of their facades.

Completion in 2021
Design: Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik
Paul de Vroom, Henk Bultstra, Bert Karel Deuten,
Oksana Savchuk, Luuk Stoltenborg, Angelo Novembre, Anastasiia Ignatova
Client: Eigen Haard, Amsterdam

contractor: Hillen & Roosen

photographs by Ossip van Duivenbode