Floating Gardens // Orange Architects

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Floating Gardens proposes an integral development with a school and 192 apartments above. Sloterdijk Centre will form the heart of a large-scale area development called Haven-Stad.We are making a place where pioneers can actively contribute to the development of their building and neighbourhood. A place that combines an abundance of greenery with living in a dynamic city.

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The occupants of the first residential buildings form a select group that will settle in the area and become catalysts in transforming Sloterdijk.This design is an iconic building that gives Sloterdijk a recognizable face. In view of its location beside the Bretten Zone, special attention has been given to the integration of the project into the landscape.

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The building is deliberately made up of layers of various size, thereby allowing green roof gardens to be made on various levels, improving biodiversity in the city and the welfare of residents. In addition, a large overhang on the entrance side of the school acts as a generous lobby for the entrance to the park.Situated in the heart of the building, beside a green outdoor space, is the living room.

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This is where residents can work on their laptops, have a drink with fellow residents, or enjoy a meal with friends. The living room creates a sense of community and vibrancy inside the building and ensures that the mental living space of residents is bigger than that of their own studio apartment.

The entire facade of the building contributes to sustainable living.

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The horizontal facade bands consist of unique, white solar panels and function as fixed sun blinds. Vertical printed glass panels provide the necessary acoustic measures, while wooden cladding and planters create a green appearance. In the facade, nature, renewable energy generation and aesthetic quality are combined, down to the last detail.Site: Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsClient: SynchroonSize: 22.500 m2Program: Mixed-useCollaboration: Bureau Rowin Petersma (design school)Advisors: IMd, Merosch, M+P, BK ingenieurs, IGG, Felixx Landscape Architects, RootContractor: Bouwbedrijf De NijsVisuals: Orange Architects.

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