ArchDaily Area: 35000 m² Area: 35000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: The Netherlands Parkrand / MVRDVSave this projectSaveParkrand / MVRDV Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/501413/parkrand-mvrdv Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Photographs: Rob ‘t Hart ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/501413/parkrand-mvrdv Clipboard Architects: MVRDV Area Area of this architecture project Year: Save this picture!© Rob’t Hart+ 25 Share Parkrand / MVRDV 2006 CopyHousing•Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2006 Pieters Bouwtechniek Structure: Projects Proyect Team:Sandor Naus, Marc Joubert, Anet Schurink, Jeroen Zuidgeest, Marin Kulas, Sven Thorissen, Joanna Gasparski, Jaap van Dijk, Gabriella Bojalil, Arjan HarbersFacilitary Office:W.M.B.Delft Nl:Jan VersteegenServices And Building Physics:Cauberg HuygenGraphic Design Signage:ThonikFace Brick Stone Collaborator:Royal Tichelaar Makkum NLDesign/Furnishing Of The Outdoor Interior Space:Richard Hutten, Rotterdam NLBudget:EUR 28.5 MillionPartners In Charge:Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de VriesCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Floor Plan 2Recommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & Facades“Buurt 9” (Neighbourhood 9) forms part of the garden cities west of Amsterdam. It consists of 174 standard small housing units, located in three L-shaped buildings and positioned next to a small park.The new design relocates the housing into one compact but impressive volume thereby conserving more space for the park. The proportions of the outline for the block, 135 m long by 34 m high and 34 m deep, could be considered as mansion-like in relation to the even more spacious park. A new ‘country estate’ arises that adds character to the park.Save this picture!© Rob’t HartThe programme includes five towers that are sandwiched between a large, raised communal patio and a series of rooftop penthouses. This creates an open and airy block, and offers different views from all directions. The semi-public patios is raised so that its overlooks the park.Save this picture!© Rob’t HartThe garden offers protection from rain and wind, secured access, and more intimate spaces and playgrounds. It will be used more frequently and by different people than the park. This area becomes a central space for the inhabitants, an outdoor ‘living room’. This idea is accentuated by the use of soft furniture, decorative walls, ceiling and floor finishes, plants, and ‘chandeliers’.Save this picture!© Rob’t HartThe towers are positioned in such a way that they do not block views from the neighbourhood to the park. They also allow all of the apartments a view to the park and an orientation to the sun. This is achieved by perforating the roof plate in three places.Save this picture!Section 1The perforations are repeated at the ground floor, forming two courtyards that offer light, view and access to the apartments on the first level.With these techniques, the Parkrand building adds both more ‘garden’ and more ‘city’ to the developing Western Garden Cities of Amsterdam. It continues in the optimistic architectural tradition that characterizes the history of these neighborhoodProject gallerySee allShow lessFrom the Desert to the City: An Interview with Wendell BurnetteInterviewsHostal Ritoque / Alejandro Soffia + Gabriel RudolphySelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Geuzenveld, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeMVRDVOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingAmsterdamMies van der Rohe AwardHousingThe NetherlandsPublished on May 01, 2014Cite: “Parkrand / MVRDV” 01 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.