LocationAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Text description provided by the architects. Zuiderzeeweg is a housing project for students. The location is temporary, in the future all the buildings will move to a definitive location. The blocks are made from high quality prefabricated units and are prepared for future environmental requirements.
For this complex Fact Architects designed a very durable and special facade. The dark wooden parts with the orange texts give the complex a sustainable and robust appearance. The exterior area is designed with the same clear approach.
The buildings and grass walls enclose a courtyard consisting of lawns and an orange sports field. Along the ring road bicycle parking bays and spaces for bins are situated, separated by with roses overgrown walls. At the main road concrete blocks are placed that can be used as seating.
The students can live, study and hang around in peace and comfort in an environment of traffic and construction sites.