|Project architect (s)||Liesbeth Janson, Mark van Kessel|
|Contractor||Coen Hagedoorn Construction group|
|Address||Fagelstraat 44-52, Jacob Catskade 37-41|
|Number of residences||22|
|Other program||care-housing facility|
Fagelcats: nominated for the Amsterdam New Construction Prize 2016
The task for the FagelCats project could get old in your own neighborhood. The program therefore consists of life-course-proof rental apartments, group homes with 24-hour care for people with dementia and communal areas. Part of the design concept was to create a communal space in the garden between the two building blocks. The building parts are physically connected by means of transparent corridors that lead to the heart of the plan: the garden pavilion. Here residents can meet and enjoy the garden. In contrast to this inner-city space, the garden has been made as natural as possible. Hence the use of untreated Accoya wood for columns, beams and deck parts and for the outer frames in the inner area. The choice for Accoya was not only based on quality and appearance, but also on strength properties, low maintenance costs and durability aspects. The roofs are covered with moss sedum. At the same time, new construction offered the opportunity to revitalize this neglected nineteenth-century building block. It was a challenge to design the new facades of the residential buildings on Fagelstraat and Jacob Catskade in such a way that a modern interpretation of the historical formal language took place. Artist Aam Solleveld designed bluestone panels with line drawings to decorate the entrances.