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  7. Wiener & Co / Arons en Gelauff Architects

Wiener & Co / Arons en Gelauff Architects

  • 02:00 - 12 September, 2017
Wiener & Co / Arons en Gelauff Architects
Wiener & Co / Arons en Gelauff Architects, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer + 31

    • Collaborators

      Jan Bart Bouwhuis, Joost van Bergen, Menno Mekes, Maikel Rentinck, Theo Tulp, Juliane Eick.
    • Client

      Terra Ontwikkeling/Heijmans Vastgoed
    • Structural Engineer

      Swinn
    • Landscape Architect

      Hosper
    • More Specs Less Specs
    © Luuk Kramer
    © Luuk Kramer

    Site

    A derelict plot along a canal in the centre of Amsterdam.
    A history of factories (Wiener & Co) and shipyards (Eastern India Shipping Co).

    © Luuk Kramer
    © Luuk Kramer

    Backdrop

    An economic crisis pushing the Amsterdam housing market into stagnation.

    © Luuk Kramer
    © Luuk Kramer

    Starring

    A perceptive municipal urbanist allergic to gated communities.

    A developer willing to try anything to get production going.

    © Luuk Kramer
    © Luuk Kramer

    A group of neighbours of the NIMBY persuasion.

    An architect desperate for work.

    A dried-up housingmarket with the exception of rich boat-owners.

    © Luuk Kramer
    © Luuk Kramer

    Summary

    The developer asks the architects what to build that will sail him out of the doldrums.

    The architects propose a row of canalhouses to target Amsterdam boat-owners seemingly unaffected by the crisis.

    © Luuk Kramer
    © Luuk Kramer

    The urbanist urges them to hush the neighbours protests by providing public access into the courtyard and to the canal. The architects provide a space for playing and swimming on one of the former shipways. The other – currently a parking lot - is turned into a public pocketpark. When the urbanist asks them to work with the site's history of shipways and the industrial architecture of successive centuries the developer thinks his clients – if any – will not like the use of “shipping materials” like corrugated iron and untreated timber panelling. The architect proposes a cladding of copper and zinc.

    © Luuk Kramer
    © Luuk Kramer
    Model
    Model
    © Luuk Kramer
    © Luuk Kramer

    The eyecatching project soars to a sales success in the middle of the crisis. The children of the neighbourhood swim in the canal together with the residents. The courtyard provides a vibrant meetingplace for the residents of both the caanalhouses and the two cityblocks with apartments. When winter comes the grated fence – designed to be closed only by night - remains locked all-day turning Wiener & Co into a gated community.

    © Luuk Kramer
    © Luuk Kramer

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    Cite: "Wiener & Co / Arons en Gelauff Architects" 12 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/879409/wiener-and-co-arons-en-gelauff-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

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