circular staircase spirals within the largest courthouse in the netherlands by KAAN

circular staircase spirals within the largest courthouse in the netherlands by KAAN

located in the rapidly developing zuidas district, the amsterdam courthouse by KAAN architecten, takes shape as the largest one in the netherlands. the 50-meter-high facade mainly clad in glazing, allows plenty of natural light to penetrate the interior while providing the employees and visitors with an unobstructed view of the city. the access to the building is realized through a large exterior square that functions as an extension of the interior, with both sharing a grayish stone hue flooring and wooden benches. grand circular staircase spirals in the largest courthouse by KAAN architecten in amsterdamall images courtesy of fernando guerra FG+SG

 

 

the forecourt that occupies a quarter of KAAN architecten‘s courthouse site includes a reflecting pool and a series of artworks, while the vegetation there forms a relaxing space for the visitors. upon entering the building, the guests face the central foyer, which comprises reception desks and a cafeteria. following the upper floors, courtrooms surrounded by spacious halls complete the interior. the highest levels are connected through an impressive circular staircase, while the offices and judges’ chambers are enclosed around green indoor and outdoor courtyards.grand circular staircase spirals in the largest courthouse by KAAN architecten in amsterdam

 

 

the courthouse is horizontally separated into three sections to facilitate the functions and efficient circulation of employees, judges, and visitors. large openings clad the facade on the lower floors, while the most open plans and public areas are directly connected to the public square. however, the spaces that require privacy and confidentiality remain separate to meet the users’ needs.grand circular staircase spirals in the largest courthouse by KAAN architecten in amsterdamgrand circular staircase spirals in the largest courthouse by KAAN architecten in amsterdamcircular staircase spirals within the largest courthouse in the netherlands by KAANgrand circular staircase spirals in the largest courthouse by KAAN architecten in amsterdam circular staircase spirals within the largest courthouse in the netherlands by KAAN

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grand circular staircase spirals in the largest courthouse by KAAN architecten in amsterdam

circular staircase spirals within the largest courthouse in the netherlands by KAAN

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circular staircase spirals within the largest courthouse in the netherlands by KAAN

circular staircase spirals within the largest courthouse in the netherlands by KAAN

 

 

project info:

 

name: courthouse amsterdam 

architects: KAAN architecten

team: michael baas, beatrice bagnara, sjoerd boomars, koen bosman, dennis bruijn, sebastiaan buitenhuis, robin cals, jana culek, sebastian van damme, marten dashorst, marten dashorst, luuk dietz, cecilia dobos, ana rivero esteban, paolo faleschini, raluca firicel, michael geensen, lisa goes, narine gyulkhasyan, thomas hayat, martine huijsmans, marlon jonkers, kees kaan, lianne klitsie, jasmijn kok, moritz kuhl, marco lanna, antony laurijsen, yinghao lin, johandry martina, marija mateljan, martina margini, julian o’neale, laura ospina, vincent panhuysen, kevin park, dikkie scipio, claudio zampaglione

external team: teun van dooren (ABT), siebe besseling (ABT), martijn schuil (EGM)

consortium NACH: macquarie

ABT: engineering

DVP: management

heijmans: general contractor

facilicom: maintenance & operation

consultants: structural engineering, geotechnics, building physics, MEP engineering, fire safety, acoustics

security: ABT

landscape design: simona serafino landscape architect

roofing design: kiwa BDA

metal stud wall consultant: saint-gobain gyproc 

client: rijksvastgoedbedrijf 

location: amsterdam, the netherlands 

area: 60,200 sqm (647,987 sqft)

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