• Office block Oostenburgereiland A’dam, NL


Bureau Fraai won the competition to design an office building on Oostenburgereiland where a new mixed-use neighborhood will arise with a focus on new forms of (social)housing and contrasting architecture for housing corporation Stadgenoot.

The jury stated: ‘Bureau Fraai brings interesting visions on the ‘in-between-space’ and entrance areas; as well as a research on innovative floor-plan schemes.’

The industrial history of the location (former VOC shipyards) has been a source of inspiration for the urban design made by Urhahn and the masterplan by Studioninedots and will be tangible in the design of the office building. The building is completely built up by one type of pre-fabricated concrete facade element referring to the industrial history of the location. The design of the pre-fabricated concrete facade element is by creating multiple facets which creates dynamic textures and reflections to the whole facade and also creating a shading device at the same time.

(more images will follow soon!)

status: start construction december 2018, expected completion in 2020
client: Stadgenoot Ontwikkeling B.V.
contractor: Heijmans
technical engineer: Inbo
structural engineer: Goudstikker de Vries
acoustic engineer: Peutz
location: Oostenburger Island, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)