Unfortunately we lost the architect’s selection for the apartment block that will complete the Houthaven development in Amsterdam. Within the urban plan with strong and specific urban guidelines our proposal was judged as being “very exciting”. After all, we did prioritize the architectural expression. Relating this block to the Amsterdam School, as stipulated by the urban guidelines, we feel requires a high level of sophistication in the details and form giving.
It would have been an intriguing journey to realize this with respect to the heroes of the Amsterdam School, and we think it would also have fitted to our recently realized project Dutch House and the soon to be built Wenckebach in The Hague. Anyway… on to the next one!
[props in the images by Macrovector]