Program 2 apartments Timber Building
Location Amsterdam (NL)
Area 257 sqm
Development Team Johan Beijers, Giacomo Garziano
Design Team Giacomo Garziano, Robbie Nijzen, Simone Peluso, Daniele Colombati, Jan-Willem Terlouw, Piergiorgio Angius, Krzysztof Zinger
Construction Engineering Pieters Bouwtechniek
Installations Engineering Mabutec
with Vertex VR
Part of Zeeburg, Zeeburgereiland is a triangular artificial land next to the city center of Amsterdam. More than 100 years ago, Zeeburgereiland was born from the sediments of the river IJ to host the Dutch Navy. This area became a watershed of the river IJ splitting it into North side and South side.
Long before that, when the IJ was one, this water hosted the ships which were prepared to sail the oceans. These years sets the Dutch hegemony on a global level, the Gouden Eeuw began after 80 years of war to set the country free. Piet Hein was a commander of the Dutch navy, a privateer and considered also a freebooter. His ships were beautiful and its navy strong. They defeated all the opponents and made the Netherlands the one of the most acclaimed countries in the world, for art, military, industry, science, wealth. On a land that belongs to this water, a new ship is about to be built.
The 2 duplexes have a main core containing the vital functions related to nourishment (kitchen) and personal care (bathroom and toilets). Around it the resting area (master bedroom and single bedroom, studio) and the “living” area (living room and dining room) evolve fluidly. The open plan offers maximum flexibility. The living room merges with the dining room, the studio and the double height space. This loop continues through the stairs connecting to the resting area (master bedroom, single bedroom and studio) and the large terrace. As for the apartment 1, the view towards the river together with privacy and perfect light condition are guaranteed over the whole day in every room. The system of balconies and terraces creates continuity between inner spaces and outer spaces, enlarging the rooms and connecting them also from outside.