Andreas Schelfhoutstraat 54-84
|Project architect (s)||Steve Reid|
|Contractor||Coen Hagedoorn Construction group|
|Address||Andreas Schelfhoutstraat 54-84|
|number of residences||15|
|Other program||Parking garage|
Andreas Schelfhoutstraat 54-84: nominated for the Amsterdam New Construction Prize 2016
The new construction with fifteen social rental homes for seniors and an underground parking garage replaces a detached gymnasium from the 1960s and completes the building block between Andreas Schelfhoutstraat, Surinameplein and Schinkelkade. In terms of urban development and architecture, the building block and the surrounding area can be called diverse. Directly next to the location are urban expansions from the nineteenth century, the twenties and thirties (Amsterdam school), and the sixties (AUP van Van Eesteren). Due to the varied environment, the urban design is as simple and clear as possible. In scale and construction, the building fits in its role to complete the existing building block. By turning the entrance upside down, the diagonal situation is optimally utilized and the adjacent zone of the cycle path is enlivened. In the use of materials and the detailing, bridges are built between the new building and its surroundings. The plasticity and color scheme in façade surfaces and masonry, for example, can be traced back to the architecture of the period 1920-1930 and the rhythm of open and closed is a reference to the adjacent sixties building. Aluminum sandwich panels with a 'Diabolo' pattern have also been included as a reference to the tile panels around the entrances built in the area around 1915.