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KNSM Island Skydome / Wiel Arets Architects

  • 01:00 - 25 July, 2012
KNSM Island Skydome / Wiel Arets Architects
KNSM Island Skydome / Wiel Arets Architects, © Jan Bitter
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  • Architects

  • Location

    KNSM-Laan 451, 1019 Zeeburg, The Netherlands
  • Project Team

    Wiel Arets , Elmar Kleuters, Paul Kuitenbrouwer, René Thijssen
  • Collaborators

    Anca Arenz, Ivo Daniëls, Jo Janssen, Maurice Paulussen, Henrik Vuust
  • Consultants

    Cauberg & Huijgen Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Loveld, Wilma Bouw BV
  • Client

    Wilma Bouw BV
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    1996
  • Photographs

The design consists of four separate but closely grouped towers. The project has has 21 stories, each a level of housing containing five apartments, as well as five penthouses on the highest floor. The tower block stands on the KNSM Island, formerly occupied by the Royal Netherlands Steamboat Company, with a view of Amsterdam in one direction and the waters of the IJ in the other.

© Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

The four elements comprising the tower block come into confrontation with the ground plane at different heights. Fluctuating in height with regards to the ground floor level, the elements are designed so as to create a skyline at ground level, and views are afforded through the indoor car park from this level as well.

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© Jan Bitter
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Nemetschek Allplan · August 06, 2012

The KNSM Island Skydome could not be more different to the old Amsterdam 17th century canals. What do you think... http://t.co/ffBYNm0d

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ber · July 26, 2012

The architects should be sentenced to at least five years living in this bunker. Who in the right mind comes up with such depressingly small windows?

Tyler · July 26, 2012 11:51 PM

FYI, the small square windows are in the bathrooms. All the other spaces have either floor-to-ceiling glass onto a balcony or window bands stretching the entire wall.

Perhaps you should be sentenced to doing 5 years of research before you comment.

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