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Post Oost / Apto Architects

Post Oost / Apto Architects

© Wim Hanenberg © Wim Hanenberg © Wim Hanenberg © Wim Hanenberg + 16

  • Interior Contractor: INTOS

  • Flooring And Structural: Moutonbouw

  • Electric Contractor: Elbouw
  • Climate Contractor: Ten Have
  • Painter: Bastro
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© Wim Hanenberg
© Wim Hanenberg

Text description provided by the architects. Dynamo is a non-profit organization providing a wide range of activities for the neighborhood. Their main objective is letting people participate in society. Their office at the Wijttenbachstraat operates as a community center for people in the area from the age of 4 to 90 years old. It is situated in an old post office and has a charismatic appearance. The diversity of activities at Dynamo gives the organization a very vibrant character. APTO designed a flexible and accessible community center that matches this character.

© Wim Hanenberg
© Wim Hanenberg

By restoring the roof windows among the buildings’ main axis and by adding another axis, the division of public and private space was established. The restored roof windows now make for an open atmosphere. The community center / office is for everyone, from residents to employees and therefore required a high level of flexibility. By adding a few movable houses, which also can be used as meeting space, the open spaces can be divided in smaller spaces. This enables the space to have multiple activities taking place at the same time. 

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To maintain an integrated process and securing detailed quality, APTO managed the whole process from design to construction. 

© Wim Hanenberg
© Wim Hanenberg

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Address: Wijttenbachstraat 33, 1093 HP Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Post Oost / Apto Architects" 26 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/909946/post-oost-apto-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

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