Learning from osdorp
Within Amsterdam there is less and less room for urban expansion, the solution of this problem needs to found within the existing urban fabric. Taking the ‘Osdorp’ building we have developed a new typology which incorporates the existing buildings into a denser and more varied structure. The high density housing of 145 houses per hectare, is associated with spatial qualities, social security and a wide variety of housing types. For a long time we have considered the renewal and upgrading of post-war residential properties as one of the major (architectural) statements of this period. This project is about: new build, extension, renovation and refurbishment of public spaces with new design possibilities.