Client: VORM Development, Porting Development
Architect: VAN AKEN Concepts, Architecture & Engineering
Contractor: Hillen & Roosen
Address: Revaleiland 3-111, 4-170
Number of houses: 131
Other program: 3,800 m2 facilities (including health center, catering), parking garage
Photography: Bas Gijselhart | BASEPHOTOGRAPHY
The LIFE project is located on Revaleiland in the Houthaven. It is a sustainable apartment building designed for over-60s who want to continue to live and live as they are used to. The building contains 131 apartments in a mix of sale, free sector and social rental around a shared courtyard. What is special is that in this (expensive) place in the city, space has also been made for social rental homes. There are also various care functions in the building.
In LIFE there are 59 free sector rental apartments for committed seniors who care for and care about each other. Who live together to the full. The 39 social rental homes are located in a cooperative, a residential group for people over 60 who together organize various activities. The residents also do part of the management of the building themselves. The homes in LIFE have a WoonKeur Care Plus Package certificate, all care is possible.
In addition, LIFE has a branch of care organization Cordaan with homes where they provide intramural care to vulnerable elderly people, 'Het Spaarnhout'. There are six group homes for PG clients and there is a special meeting place for local residents, 'De Buren', where daytime activities are offered. On the ground floor, in addition to commercial catering, there is a health center with a general practice, physiotherapy, pharmacy and home care.
Area supervisor Sjoerd Soeters has determined what atmosphere the seven new islands in Houthaven should radiate. For this island that is 'Amsterdam School'. You can see the Amsterdam School architecture at LIFE, with 'a foot and a hat', reflected in the robust building blocks, characteristic front doors, alternating facades, ornaments and masonry patterns.