Papaverdriehoek

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Scale: Architecture and Urban scale

Team representative: Architects, Urbanist

Site family:

Location: Papaverdriehoek, Amsterdam

Population: Amsterdam: 835.000

Study area: 4,82 Ha

Project site: 0,15 Ha

Site provided by: City of Amsterdam

Actor(s) involved: City of Amsterdam

Owner(s) of the site: Mixed ownership

Prizes: 1st Prize €12,000, Runner-up €6,000, Special mentions

SITE DEFINITION

Directly across the water (known as ‘the IJ’) behind Central Station, Papaverdriehoek Noord is a former ship-yard zone adjacent to the Johan van Hasselt kanaal off the river IJ in Amsterdam North. In a portion of this area, in 2012, part of the land was secured for a 10-year lease by the Municipality of Amsterdam after a group of architects won a tender to turn the site into a regenerative urban hub for circular economy. In this sector of the site, a thriving community of entrepreneurs and artists is realizing one of the most unique urban experiments in Europe in terms of sustainable technologies, waste recycling and innovative approaches.

 

WHAT IS CITY STRATEGY FOR THE AREA?

The site is located in Amsterdam-Noord, which has a different scale and structure than what most outsiders associate with Amsterdam: it is more open, spacious, industrial and raw. The site offers many opportunities to act as a pivot or hinge point between neighbour-hoods in the north and south, and as a gateway to the Buikslo-terham. The study area is characterized by spacious commercial buildings that are rapidly turning into living and working areas (ratio 50:50) where the sturdy industrial character remains. The munic-ipality would like to retain many of the existing businesses in the area after the transformation process has been completed.

MAIN QUESTIONS AND COMPETITION ASSIGNMENT

  1. The assignment for the Papaverdriehoek consists of various parts. In the first instance, the demand is for a design of the project site; the plot owned by Buro Amsterdam. There, the two existing buildings on the plot will be demolished and replaced with one or more building volumes. The proposed ratio between working and living functions is 50:50. A design may express the new ambitions of the Papaverdriehoek: experimental, sustainable, and lively.
  2.  A vision on productivity proposed should be connected to the pivitol role that the site can play in the larger urban context. And what kind of building typologies can fit with these specific productive use? The ruggedness of the area can provide nourishment to the area’s vision, although the romance of the rugged edge is something that needs to be avoided. Supplementary investigations will be required, both in terms of business-economic and social-geographic aspects. It will be wise to supplement the knowledge of the design team with expertise in terms of the circular economy, business economics, and social geography.
  3.  The plot structure of the Papaverdriehoek can play a part of the proposal in its entirety. The municipality has not yet established a vision for the future development of Papaverdriehoek. The proposal for the project site can function as a new model which – perhaps with different plot sizes than the current one. This can be employed as a guide for the transformation for the whole of Papaverdriehoek. Special attention should be given to plot sizes, scale of buildings, built versus un-built, local and supralocal – from small to large
  4.  On an architectural level, its important to reflect on how working and living functions can flow into one another, and have a dynamic relationship with each other and the public space.
  5.  On the study area, phasing scenarios are expected that can support the transformation strategy and desired future image. It is important that various buildings in the Papaverdriehoek are listed to be demolished within a relatively short period. In combination with the temporary use of the parcels, newly-released terrain, and a vacant school (Amsterdamse School Architectuur), there is space for experimentation, temporary use, and relocation operations within the area.

SITE IMAGES

WINNER

Makers Neighbourhood

WINNER

AUTHORS / COLLABORATORS

Alessandro Macaluso (IT), Architect Urbanist
Carlotta Basoli (IT), Landscape Architect
Giovanni Lavanna (IT), Architect
Andrei Deacu (RO), Urban planner

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Project Description

 

Amsterdam’s city centre is expanding and brings along development pressure on areas that possess social qualities. Our exploration starts from the tension between high density (and high rise buildings) needs and the local self built spirit. The site today holds the valuable De Ceuvel project, and gives character to the area. Our aim is to preserve this rugged and self made identity and enrich it through the new development. We have a strong focus on social sustainability and consider this the backbone of our proposal.

We consider our collective spaces the glue that binds together the proposed work and living spaces, and complement the network of public space. The proposed fabric has blurred boundaries with in-between spaces, connecting elements on various levels - from ground floor to rooftop connections. In the spirit of circular economy, we consider important the closeness of program and collective spaces. The presence of collective spaces is essential for giving the area a strong character of a productive and sustainable hub.

Our proposal is a mix of program and spaces with a strong focus on re/making , re/using re/inventing. A variety of professions will be accommodated and will learn from each other - avoiding gentrification and keeping contact with existing program, maintaining and relocating existing activities.

The proposal for the project site consists of three volumes, which embrace and amplify the qualities of the existing character of the site. The three volumes and the public space are shaped in order to become one strong piece of the new city. The public space in between buildings plays a strategic role in the achievement of the overall strategy, where shared space, and collective spaces are a programmatic extension of the inner space, in close contact with the water pocket.

The traditional scheme, where productive activities are placed on the ground floor and housing on top, is here revolved. The overall program, half living and half productive, has been spread vertically, creating an interesting and vibrant mix. The program spills out also on various level, from the ground floor, to the productive shared terraces.
Housing and working activities coexist.

Despite the urban scale changes, the project will keep the current rugged and active atmosphere through the use of rough material already present in the area, and a productive and dynamic character of the architecture.

Jury comments

 

This project stands out by its clear and strong urban strategy and a system of little squares which function well as public spaces that are well oriented on the sun. it is an intriguing structuring scheme which leads to a beautiful urban scheme. Despite the fact that the link with the different neighborhoods and the alignment along the Papaverweg could be more explicit, this proposal is most in line with the brief and the is the most complete.

An all-round project, which is feasible as a design strategy. Spatially, the development strategy for the transformation of the whole of Papaverdriehoek is very interesting. The feasibility of the proposal and the functioning of the area during the different phases of development, with the possibility to integrate ‘de Ceuvel’ is convincing. The urban scheme shows a good gradient of density and balance in height differences and flexibility between firm guidelines and flexibility in the working out of the plot spaces. In its looseness and preciseness this proposal offers a lot of potentials for the development of the area. Instead of removing the existing productivity of the area this project proposes to integrate these structures by stacking productivity and housing and by integrating existing uses. Features to be worked on further are the alignment with the road and the connection with the different neighborhoods. The possible synergy of the neighborhood and ‘de Ceuvel’ could be more explicit.

Bjarne MASTENBROEK

Ellen HELLSTEN

Jürg DEGEN

Mark RABBIE

Marlies ROHMER

Mattijs VAN RUIJVEN

Olivier MEHEUX

Ruurd GIETEMA

Tania CONCKO

Project Team

Alessandro Macaluso (IT), Architect Urbanist
Carlotta Basoli (IT), Landscape Architect
Giovanni Lavanna (IT), Architect
Andrei Deacu (RO), Urban planner

Contact information

macalusoalessandro@gmail.com

Drakenbergsgatan 8, 11741, Stockholm, SE

RUNNER-UP

Coliving an open neighbourhood

RUNNER-UP

AUTHORS / COLLABORATORS

Vincenzo Tuccillo (IT), Architect
Maria Grazia Panunzio (IT), Architect

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Project Description

 

Within an area often characterized by a highly fragmented ownership that therefore implies bizarre plot shapes in the case of plots groupage, the strategy is to fill the borders this way gaining a double benefit: against a future denser urban environment, built limit operates as an interface through which it is possible establishing meaningful connections between “inside” and “outside”. Inner freed up space is the living core of the settlement: conceived as a semi-public space, but at the same time clearly shaped by the architectural volumes, here highly differentiated activities, both extensions of private spheres and public incursions, take place and discover a fertile meeting point. With the aim to be an alternative to traditional dwellings blocks based on nuclear families exclusive presence here a diversified and colourful three - dimensional mix of uses happens. Due to the extremely flexible typology a further design phase would aim to support a well-balanced coexistence of ateliers, co-housings, home/office, family houses at all the blocks levels. Being occupancy by young people sharing a house the most likely in a close future, at least at the beginning, the hypothized dwelling layouts are mainly intended for them. Even if flexibility could support many alternatives, central idea is always to provide restrained but comfortable private areas that open up on generous and vibrant communal zones where meeting and sharing life. Limiting load-bearing vertical structures to external areas completely frees up internal space and makes it apt to accommodate easily very different layouts according to quick changes in real estate market during the development phase, multifaceted customers’ life styles and various social models, needs updating over time. Sandwich floors integrating all ductwork - here including warming and cooling systems - guarantee free uses of spaces. Indeed, what mostly restrains the use of a space to a predetermined scheme is often the position of infrastructures. Above-mentioned features makes houses resembling more and more to offices and this perfectly fits the ongoing trend that sees these two fields overlapping. By strengthening the role of communal areas within the units, this proposal envisions that these spaces could act also as home co-working areas for young people sharing a residence.

Jury comments

 

This proposal is convincing due to its strong, seductive (architectural) image which the jury see as an intelligent statement for ‘marking’ the area with a building which points on the opportunities for further developments. On the other hand, this proposal does not provide a convincing image on the urban scale and is missing a thoughtful development strategy for the site which makes a wider development possible. It is not clearly explained how this scheme could be realised. It’s an intriguing development for the first site to start having an interesting concept system of closed courtyards to be developed in phases. This creates public space which is very introvert, and linked to the quality of the building itself. But this space does not link to the surrounding spaces, which is important for the overall functioning of the area as a whole.

Choosing for this strategy would also mean that the imposed structure is very strict and has almost no flexibility for other developments in the future. The jury finds this a contradicting project which invites participation, while leaving details and all possibilities open. The lack of urban strategy and the flexibility/neutrality/openness of the design approach could be both a strength and a weakness

Bjarne MASTENBROEK

Ellen HELLSTEN

Jürg DEGEN

Mark RABBIE

Marlies ROHMER

Mattijs VAN RUIJVEN

Olivier MEHEUX

Ruurd GIETEMA

Tania CONCKO

Project Team

Vincenzo Tuccillo (IT), Architect
Maria Grazia Panunzio (IT), Architect

Contact information

vincenzotuccillo@hotmail.it

Via Museo Giovio 1, 22100, Como, Italy

SHORT LISTED

Mixxxing Noord

SHORT LISTED

AUTHORS / COLLABORATORS

Jose Ramon Vives (ES), Architect
Jose Nunez Gimeno (ES), Architect
Laura Riaño (ES), Architect

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Project Description

 

MIXXXING is a tool of urban regeneration for all those districts with problems of mono-functionality, lack of urban character and low diversity. Mixed-use towers act as acupuncture needles. Obsolete buildings and empty plots are identified as opportunities. The plinth of the tower fills in the gaps and configures the streets. This process is proposed in phases to ensure its natural development.
The urban landscape, understood as an extension of the tower mixed-use spaces, collaborates in perceiving the new area as a whole, multi-functional and diverse piece of city, with its unique and specific essence. Mono-functional neighbourhoods tend to edge out new activities. However, an attractive and hybrid architectural element will influence the environment, transforming it into a more efficient urban setting. An integrated trail that connects all the towers and public spaces increases the connectivity of the neighbourhood, now split by the canal.

In the past, the countries with the highest energy consumption were those with the greatest development. However, nowadays the countries with the highest efficiency rates are the ones that are the most developed. Increasing density makes transportation more efficient by reducing energy consumption per person, and making transport cheaper.

The tower hosts the whole productive circle: production, trading and recycling. Three sub-cycles are proposed: workshops, food and leisure. Let’s create a direct relationship between product and consumer. A market on street level works as an attractor.

The starting point for the tower is flexibility. The way of understanding the correlation between working and living evolves constantly. Traditional typologies are expiring. The border between personal/leisure space and working/productive space is more and more diffuse. Architecture should not only adapt itself to the new forms of living, but also be prepared to what it is about to come. We develop a basic plan flexible enough to adapt in any way. A new urban typology: the shoebox tower. This tower will mutate in time according to the market’s demand or the owner’s need.

We believe in MIXXXING NOORD’s capacity to productively, socially and environmentally diversify the decaying urban fabric.

Jury comments

 

This project proposes a smart, high-rise development strategy to kick-start the urban redevelopment process, which also means a high return for the one who is first investing in the area. The setup of the urban spaces is interesting, with an emphasis on high density while engaging in productivity and keeping the exiting environment. The jury finds this an intriguing proposal but not a winner, questioning the tower as solution to distribute the components in a smart way as well as it’s effect on availability of sunlight for other parts of the plan area. It can be one off solution with in the plan area. For these reasons, this proposal is not sufficient enough as a building or urban strategy.

Bjarne MASTENBROEK

Ellen HELLSTEN

Jürg DEGEN

Mark RABBIE

Marlies ROHMER

Mattijs VAN RUIJVEN

Olivier MEHEUX

Ruurd GIETEMA

Tania CONCKO

Project Team

Jose Ramon Vives (ES), Architect
Jose Nunez Gimeno (ES), Architect
Laura Riaño (ES), Architect

Contact information

joseramonvives@gmail.com

Ruysdaelkade 209, 1072 AW, Amsterdam, NL

Produ(A)ctive Papaverdriehoek

SHORT LISTED

AUTHORS / COLLABORATORS

Nash Roy (IT), Architect
Astorri Luca (IT), Architect

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Project Description

 

Our work on “Produ(A)ctive district” starts from existing development analysis. The new buildings on the area are based on the idea of the circular economy (CE) and are multifunctional. Municipality doesn’t have a clear strategy for each zone. We included spare zones in our CE project as a possibility to develop a productive district. By enlarging the strategic area, we create land-use based economy and intensive production.

Wide space along the Johan van Hasseltkanaal used for placing sourcing production for the new system. It is based on growing plants in order to give the materials to the new artisans in the district, gardens and orchards provide food. The system of new plantations is regulated by supporting biodiversity corridor along the canal. It connects water transitional eco system with existing urban fringe.
The CE that we propose on this site starts with described sourcing and continues with manufacture, which includes processes from treatment base materials to the local production in wooden laboratories, arts and crafts, multifunctional workshops located on a main site given by the brief. The part of distribution is based on existing connections on the area and on planned by municipality. Different storages for materials and production sites are available by roads and new water connections. The new inhabitants are meant to use and participate in the CE. We provide new accommodation for them, new services and facilities, major part of which is connected to our CE.
The main production process can be described as a part of this circle. Starting from planting sources, coming ingathering. Then treating and storing materials before final production and selling. Leftovers are transformed into compost and help to support fertility of the soil on production lands.

Korte Papaverweg became the main axis of the system. In order to increase the quality of connection, we renew existing paths, create connection between Veldbiesstraat and Papaverhoek, bringing new cycle routes. This network connects new public spaces.
Besides the main plot, we provide three buildings, functions of which are related to described CE. One part of the main building is allocated to research laboratories, co-workings and workshops. Another one is housing for new inhabitants. Buildings functions are recognizable by use of different languages for façade. The interesting part of housing is “rotating” plans and supporting green elements as extended “green houses”.

Jury comments

 

This proposal shows an interesting approach on sustainability and urban green, developed with a focus on productive green. The proposed landscape structure is connected with its surroundings on a larger scale and operates as a biodiversity corridor in relation with the urban water system. The jury values this approach but thinks that the phasing is not realistic. The jury is not convinced by density of the proposal for the site. Despite the fact that the plan is focused on productive green strategies the ground floor hardly shows any synergy with the wider structure of public spaces. Also, there are some doubts if the proposed architectural appearance is fitting in the area.

Bjarne MASTENBROEK

Ellen HELLSTEN

Jürg DEGEN

Mark RABBIE

Marlies ROHMER

Mattijs VAN RUIJVEN

Olivier MEHEUX

Ruurd GIETEMA

Tania CONCKO

Project Team

Nash Roy (IT), Architect
Astorri Luca (IT), Architect

Contact information

r.nash@p-u-r-a.com

Via Birago 2, 20133, Milano, IT

SUM+ Papaverdriehoek Kwartier

SHORT LISTED

AUTHORS / COLLABORATORS

Fabrizia Berlingieri (IT), Architect Urbanist
Federica Greco (IT), Architect
Mario Covello (IT), Architect
Elisa Vanzillotta (IT), Architect
Rossella Ciacci (IT), Environmentalist

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AMSTERDAM NOORD. The city of Amsterdam is facing today an increasing process of growing population. According to Koers 2025, the municipality development strategy, the intention is to build 50.000 new homes in the coming years, giving answer to the need for housing. Amsterdam Noord is one of the five eligible locations to host the development process. Within this qualitative agopuncture program, insists the opportunity to envision a new future for the Noord district toward a vibrant urban ensemble, through the development of a new Sustainable Urban Model for Papaverdriehoek.

PAPAVERDRIEHOEK. The specificity of this neighborough is its double value: the fine grain of its tertiary tissue and its relation with the old residential district that once hosted the Amsterdam harbor workers. The design strategy grounds its basis on the specific identity of the place, of its mixed use and small scale grain, trying not only to maintain it, but moreover to enhance it. The place, however, faces some criticalities generally belonging to the entire city, that are carefully addressed by the proposal on urban scale for the 2050 scenario: the need for built density; the prevention of flooding phenomenon; the implementation of soil permeability and of slow mobility within the district; the research for renewable energy supply for urban development.

SUM+. The proposal for a Smart Urban Model (SUM+) refers to the idea of renovating the entire area while assuming its existing character given by the built morphology and scale. The urban model proposed for the study area concentrates a new built density in some focal points of the tissue located on Papaverdriehoekweg (as envisioned for the project), with the development of high buildings that are embebbed and organized within the small plots, maintaining their traces and dimensions. Around these urban accumulators, alimented by renewable solar energy on their skin, the existing urban fabric is redesigned with green rooftops doubling the ground level as an urban scale terrace. It is meant to improve the permeability of the soil and, at the same time, to downgrade the waterfall rain directly into the canals. On the ground level actions are taken to reorganize the tissue in a more permeable way: new transversal passages, small canals and plazas can organize and implement a social development of the district (study area) through the pervasive and precise insertion of public space. The SUM+ project scenario acts on 3 phases:
2022. Ma

Jury comments

 

This project is interesting in the way the public space and the waterfront are developed and in the way existing buildings are integrated in the different phases. It tries to keep the small scale of the current situation and by doing so introduces good spatial qualities. They use a (romantic) stamp which is not pretentious and matches well with the existing, with a quite low density. The jury has questions if this is enough to give a strong impulse for the development of the whole area.

Bjarne MASTENBROEK

Ellen HELLSTEN

Jürg DEGEN

Mark RABBIE

Marlies ROHMER

Mattijs VAN RUIJVEN

Olivier MEHEUX

Ruurd GIETEMA

Tania CONCKO

Project Team

Fabrizia Berlingieri (IT), Architect Urbanist
Federica Greco (IT), Architect
Mario Covello (IT), Architect
Elisa Vanzillotta (IT), Architect
Rossella Ciacci (IT), Environmentalist

Contact information

info@berlingieriarchitetti.it

Piazza Della Liberta, 87036, Rendo, IT

Living and working, a new urban ecology

SHORT LISTED

AUTHORS / COLLABORATORS

Francesca Rizzetto (IT), Architect Urbanist
Marco Galasso (NL), Architect
Chiara Cirrone (IT), Architect

Francesca Vanelli (IT), Architect

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Project Description

 

Recent studies have identified the wish to share one’s living environment with like-minded people and the working space, so various social groups can live and work side by side in relatively small clusters, in a durable way. This trend stimulates both social cohesion and strong network of small and medium companies.

The project aims to stimulate existing qualities in the area by proposing simple actions and integrating them with a strategic enriched program to attract new users on working and living.

Papaverdriehoek is seen as part of a system, in which the water could become a central square. A bike line circumnavigating it, unifies the different neighborhoods and creates in its trace different small public spaces.
In the design area, property fragmentations are seen as an opportunity for diversification, the area will start to change through the Collective Private Commission. Buildings is already defined but some guidelines are proposed to give the freedom to owners and inhabitants to build together the future houses.

The Dutch block typology is used here as an instrument to both sustainable integration and social condition. It allows multiple spaces, public and communal to provide a better living and working environment and also strengthening local identity. A plinth is carrying the communal programs. Public spaces and the buildings will act as a machine, an infrastructure to support the flow of natural resources, organic waste and recycling materials. In order to fulfill the goal to create a more sustainable urban environment, a sustainable cohesion, both socially and ecologically charged will be established.

The three buildings are the activator of change in the area, B1, B2 and B3 are different in term ofworking and living typology.
Offices are offered as both shared and private. Creative class and different small medium business will create a network of small companies to enforce their potentiality.

Living spaces are proposed in different size. Both shared and private apartments may accommodate short and long stay. Transforming the houses and offices in accordance with the inhabitant’s period of life, is a plus. Flexibility in time and space is possible due to the fact we are not proposing hierarchy, all bedroom have the same size and kitchen and living room are joined open common space. Society has changed during the years, the way we share spaces is not the same as 50 years ago, so the way we design the houses needs to be rethought.

Jury comments

 

This plan is very convincing in its connection with the neighboring sites, having an interesting urban layout. Although the plan is very detailed in restructuring the whole site with a clear phasing, the development strategy itself is not clear. It is developable, but is this enough? The ‘masterplan’ is very fixed, not intriguing and obvious with much emphasize on the architecture and pretty pictures without thinking about the synergy between the volumes.

 

Bjarne MASTENBROEK

Ellen HELLSTEN

Jürg DEGEN

Mark RABBIE

Marlies ROHMER

Mattijs VAN RUIJVEN

Olivier MEHEUX

Ruurd GIETEMA

Tania CONCKO

Project Team

Francesca Rizzetto (IT), Architect Urbanist
Marco Galasso (NL), Architect
Chiara Cirrone (IT), Architect

Francesca Vanelli (IT), Architect

Contact information

rizzettofrancesca@gmail.com

Noordmolenstraat 44b, 3035 RK, Rotterdam, NL

OTHER ENTRIES

Productive Domesticity

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Project Team

Sofia Blanco Santos (ES), Architect

Caio Barboza (US), Architect

Re-Papaverdriehoek. Matter of Re-Creation

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Project Team

Aitana Perez Palmerin (ES), Architect
Noemi Izquierdo Gonzalo (ES), Architect
Jeffrey Beerepoot (NL), Engineer-Architect

Everchanging Singularity

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Project Team

Andrea Govi (IT), Architect
Matteo Gullo (IT), Architect
Antonio la Marca (IT), Architect

Klaudio Muça (AL), Student in Architecture
Federica Giorgetta (IT), Student in Architecture
Davide Masserini (IT), Student in Architecture
Stella Porta (IT), Student in Architecture
Filippo Oppiminti (IT), Student in Architecture
Valentina Cocco (IT), Student in Architecture
Trinari Diletta (IT), Student in Architecture

Above & Below: A Productive Topography

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Christina Argyrou (GR), Architect

Mise en Place

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Maarten Meester (NL), Architect
Naomi Schiphorst (NL), Architect

Papaverhof

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Roel van der Zeeuw (NL), Architect

Een noordelijk perspectief - Making the city together

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Giacomo Gallo (NL), Architect
Silvia Lista (FR), Architect
Ugo Gorgone (FR), Architect
Jérémie Villa (FR), Architect
Mohammedi Lakhdar Yacine (DZ), Urban Planner

Nancy Smolka (NL), Student in Urban Planning
Ninja Ziviani (DE), Student in Architecture
Anjelika Romeo-Hall (NL), Circular Economy Advisor

Petit Poucet

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Penna Valentina (IT), Architect
Fabrizio Polimone (IT), Architect
Beatrice Moretti (IT), Architect Urbanist
Simone Ierardi (IT), Architect

Andrea Caspoli (IT), Landscape Architect
Francesco Sette (IT), Student in Architecture
Federico Pacella (IT), Student in Architecture

B(l)ooming

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Francesco Loschi (IT), Architect

Isabella Traeger (CH), Student in Architecture

Air, Water and Earth

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Andrea Karimkhan (IT), Architect
Ilaria Bartoli (IT), Architect
Andrea Meinardi (IT), Architect

Soil it up

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Jan Cudzik (PL), Architect

Zuzanna Skwarlo (PL), Architect
Agata Mróz (PL), Architect
Filip Grzesiak (PL), Student in Architecture
David von Martens (SE), Student in Architecture

Amsterdam Amplificatum

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Jonathan Paul (GB), Architect
Tim Cambridge (GB), Architect
Francesca Molteni (IT), Architect
Michele Venturini (IT), Architect

Alexis Germanos (GB), Architect

Harlekiini

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Matus Pajor (SK), Architect
Hugo Plagnol (FR), Architect

The (Craftman)ship sails to Noord

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Umberto Maj (IT), Architect Urbanist
Marco Baccarelli (IT), Architect Urbanist

Irene Sofia Ceron (IT), Student in Architecture
Francesca Pasta (IT), Student in Architecture
Clementina Chiarini (IT), Student in Architecture
Simone Marusi (IT), Student in Architecture

Noorderdam

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Pieter de Bruyn Kops (NL), Architect
Quita Schabracq (NL), Architect
Andrej Badin (SK), Landscape Architect

The Shared Cube

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Marco Berardino (IT), Architect
Luca Attardi (IT), Architect
Fabio Bovio (IT), Architect
Filippo Ferrarese (IT), Architect

Papaverdam - An innovative model that matches living and working spaces

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Alice Braggion (FR), Architect
Lucia Speri (FR), Architect
Alessandro Carabini (FR), Architect

Xhuliano Iacinaj (IT), Student in Architecture

Daily Harvesting

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Junwoo Lee (KR), Architect

CO-GRO

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Daniele Pasin (IT), Architect
Lidia Savioli (IT), Architect
Marco Manunta (IT), Architect
Caterina Vetrugno (IT), Architect Urbanist
Giacomo Quericia (IT), Architect
Sara Dughetti (IT), Architect
Veronica Bonanni (IT), Architect

Indeterminate Building

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Fabrizio Furiassi (IT), Architect

Elevated Landscape

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Katerina Psegiannaki (GR), Architect
Jose Manuel Lopez Ujaque (ES), Architect
Francisco Antonio Garcia Triviño (ES), Architect

Sofia Clemente López (ES), Student in Architecture
Francesca Ragusa (IT), Student in Architecture
Tamara López Blanco (ES), Student in Architecture
Margarita Donaire Galiano (ES), Student in Architecture

Productive Games

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Joan Sanz (ES), Architect
Tomás Dorribo (ES), Architect

Living Harbour

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Natalia Sanz Laviña (ES), Architect
Tekeshi Yamamura (JP), Architect

The Drill Maid

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Giovanni Glorialanza (IT), Architect
Andrea Anselmo (IT), Architect
Gloria Castellini (IT), Architect
Guya di Bella (IT), Architect
Boris Hamzeian (IT), Architectural and urban theorist
Filippo Fanciotti (IT), Architect

Pop-Eye

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Rolf van der Leeuw (NL), Architect Urbanist
Laurence van Benthem (NL), Architect
Floris van der Zee (NL), Architect Urbanist
Thomas Nouws (NL), Architect

Vertical Garden-City

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Silvia Casandra Tripsa (RO), Architect
Oana Rupacici (RO), Architect
Alma-Dia Hapenciuc (RO), Architect

50:50

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Ian Watchorn (IE), Architect
Alban Denic (FR), Architect
Alex Buckeridge (IE), Architect

Matt Davis (CA), Architect Urbanist
Varvara Domnenko (RU), Architect Urbanist
Iroha Ito (JP), Architect Urbanist

BTS - Big Thin Short

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Mattia Inselvini (IT), Architect

Marcello Carpino (IT), Architect
Luigi Savio (IT), Architect
Alessandro Bonfiglio (IT), Architect

Papaverdriehoek 3.0

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Eric Cassar (FR), Architect

Aitor Ugartemendia (ES), Architect
Tinhinan Laoubi (FR), Architect

#Righthererightnow

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Michalis Ntourakos (GR), Architect

The City of the Pigment

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Marta Rodriguez Fernandez (ES), Architect

House in Papaverdriehoek

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Mártin Tövissi (R), Architect
Mihai Buse (FR), Architect
Boris Girin (FR), Architect
Etienne Haller (FR), Landscape Architect
Elinor Scarth (BG), Landscape Architect
Emöke Forró (RO), Interior Architect

Transformatorweg

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Scale: mall / Urban Architecture

Team representative: Architects, Urbanist

Site family:

Location: Transformatorweg, Amsterdam

Population: Amsterdam: 835.000

Study area: 9.40 Ha

Project site: 2.16 Ha

Site provided by: City of Amsterdam

Actor(s) involved: City of Amsterdam, Mediacollage

Owner(s) of the site: City of Amsterdam

Prizes: 1st Prize €12,000, Runner-up €6,000, Special mentions

SITE DEFINITION

The location Transformatorweg is part of one of the (five) blocks of the planning area Sloterdijk I South. Despite the various port-related activities, the area has a mono-functional character with a strong emphasis on the car. There are very few examples of intensive urban development. The study area is bordered by rail tracks and private allotments in the south, undefined green space to the east. But change is coming. The highway to the north will be re-profiled and light-industrial buildings in the west will be replaced by mixed-use residential neighbourhood. As it stands, the area feels like a ‘non-place’. This is the fundamental challenge set by the competition.

WHAT IS CITY STRATEGY FOR THE AREA?

The site is located in Sloterdijk 1 development plan, an area in the eastern part of Amsterdam’s Port-City where in the long term, 40,000 homes will be built by 2040. The municipality wants to transform and convert this area into a coherent mixed-use urban district. Initially, the municipality is focusing on the area between Transformatorweg and railway tracks which will, over time, become a mix of living, working, educational and commercial facilities. The municipality wants to develop the area together with the existing owners and users. The first steps in this collaboration process has just started. 4,500 new homes will be realised in Sloterdijk 1 by 2025.

MAIN QUESTIONS AND COMPETITION ASSIGNMENT

  1.  Provide an architectural design for the project site, which balances the expansion ambitions of the Mediacollege, and those of the municipality who wish to intensify its location. The proposal should add living and working program, which helps to ensure that the location can function as a gateway for Sloterdijk.
  2.  The project site consists of two plots. The Mediacollege is located on one plot; the undeveloped land between the Mediacollage and Transformatorweg, owned by the municipality, is the second plot. The advantage of two separate ownerships is that buildings can be developed independently. With mutual agreement for the coordination and construction, the continuing functioning of the Mediacollege can be assured. The second advantage is that the two plots together provide opportunities for a better interpretation of the site’s potential in its entirety. For example, housing (student housing or for other groups) may be situated above the education building, and there could be larger flexibility for developing the new additions in phases. Programs can be temporary relocated so long as the Mediacollege, as an institution, can continue to function. Attention should be paid to the fact that the Mediacollege’s current building is still relatively new.The phasing of new additions and various development scenarios should be clearly argued and represents a final image of the design proposal. There is a need to overcome possible tensions between the two stakeholders, by proposing an effective, inspiring and convincing end image of a combined realisation that can benefit both parties.
  3.  On the study area, a vision of the public space is demanded in relation to the Transformatorweg location design. It is expected that work includes an analysis of how the site can function better as a gateway for Sloterdijk I. Designers are asked to illustrate their design proposals respecting existing conditions. Currently Contactweg is strongly focused on car traffic. A vision of an attractive public space is required that can function as a place to stay. Car and bicycle traffic (including parking provisions) must still continue to be able to make use of the street.The study area is bordered by different conditions to the north, south, east and west and each border condition presents both challenges and opportunities. For example, how might the plinth of future mainly residential buildings to the west be orientated and/or designed to enhance business synergies with the Mediacollege? To the north, the city is busy with a new framework plan that will narrow the profile of Contactweg, releasing land for more park-like spaces. What role could these spaces have? To the east, there are opportunities to connect to Amsterdam’s famous Westerpark.

SITE IMAGES

WINNER

Media Sloboda

WINNER

AUTHORS / COLLABORATORS

Aleksandr Zinovev (RU), Architect
Budarin Konstantin (EE), Journalist
Shmeleva Irina (RU), Architect

Dimitrii Andreev (RU), Movie Director
Elmira Kakabeava (KZ), Public Relations and Education

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Project Description

 

What is the media hub?
The development in Sloterdijk I South requires transforming the MediaCollege plot. The logic of this transformation is clear. It is based on the vision of a compact city composed of densely built multifunctional urban blocks. But the thing is, our objective is no restricted to augmenting the university with new buildings. The vaster objective is to transform the MediaCollege into a MediaHub. But what does MediaHub stand for?

Indoor city
MediaHub is not a building. We propose to cease using the building as a minimal city unit. MediaHub is a collection of spaces that offer various opportunities for education as well as for work. Following Google Indoor Maps, we transition from the building-function scale to the level of specific spaces and the opportunities those spaces could offer.

Interface
The tool that makes the hub open is the Web Interface. The hub architecture does not work independently. It only serves as an infrastructure, a necessary but insufficient condition of the hub's functioning. Spaces and the technology they host are a toolbox, and the Web interface enables accessing that toolbox. The virtual interface is augmented by a physical complex of display window facades that are placed in the key shared spaces of the hub. Display windows create the visual drama of the hub as the spot for education and media production.

Curator
The value of the MediaHub is not restricted to the possibility to create a multifunctional space that can incessantly produce. The curator determines how the infrastructure of the hub will materialize. The curator is an expert that works with the hub as an art-residence or a creative cluster. Curator determines what the hub is. The mission of the hub can change year after year. In any case, the hub is a place that doesn't operate by itself. It must be tuned by the curator.

Media settlement
The architecture of the hub is a combination of the vertical and the horizontal. The horizontal plane contains all productive elements - the university, workplaces, commerce, public spaces. The vertical is a residential plane. It houses apartments of various configuration that can make homes for people of various requirements and opportunities. The value of the apartments, however, is linked to the horizontal of the hub. Residential spaces and the hub form a media settlement meant for those that value the content of the urban block.

Jury comments

 

The jury finds this a promising proposal, as it is very specific in terms of program and in the appearance of the building. The project establishes a cluster of new interventions, where existing and new functions are combined in distinct building volumes. The proposed building cluster establishes new visual, functional and movement connections its surroundings while creating a nice interior world with interesting spatial configurations on the ground level and second floor.

The scheme is about creating synergy between form and program which is then brought back to one strong image which could function well as catalyst for the future development of the area. The jury appreciates the proposals on how the interactive program could be managed. The jury misses a stronger connection between the housing with the program of the plinth and feels that the impact of noise on the residential accommodation has not been addressed. This proposal has significant consequences for the existing buildings of the Media College.

Bjarne MASTENBROEK

Ellen HELLSTEN

Jürg DEGEN

Mark RABBIE

Marlies ROHMER

Mattijs VAN RUIJVEN

Olivier MEHEUX

Ruurd GIETEMA

Tania CONCKO

Project Team

Aleksandr Zinovev (RU), Architect
Budarin Konstantin (EE), Journalist
Shmeleva Irina (RU), Architect

Dimitrii Andreev (RU), Movie Director
Elmira Kakabeava (KZ), Public Relations and Education

Contact information

mail@alexanderzinoviev.com

Via Della Rosa 8, 50122, Florence, IT

RUNNER-UP