soluz architects: de overkant soluz architects: de overkant
may 10, 2012

soluz architects: de overkant

‘de overcast’ by soluz architects & cube architects, amsterdam, netherlands all images courtesy of soluz architects

soluz architects and cube architects are collaborating to redevelope ‘de overkant’ a 30,000 square meter former stork factory located in amsterdam, netherlands. commissioned by eigen haard the project is situated in one of the most beautiful spots in the city, the ij. the aim is to realize an industrial location with prominent character where different creative companies, restaurants, events, and culture will find their place over the next 15 years.   the prime location has a rich history of port and industry. the raw industrial character will be used as identity for the new architectural language. by matching the needs of new users and the available property, minimum investments will produce maximum impact throughout the facility. by redesigning the organization of the complex, the focus will be on new curated features for the new program of the building.

new renovations

in the big industrial central kromhouthal a 2-layer volume will be added. the large central staircase on the head of the volume will play a central role in the new design and function as a stage. the volume will house two layers of creative work spaces and ensure that the openness and public accessibility of the hall is maintained.

the concept for the facades is to keep the existing characteristics and nuances as much as possible. interventions will be incidental and recognizable. the new additional openings emphasize the important places and important visual and or physical relationships between inside and outside. because of the complexity of the assignment, the process is one of the biggest challenges. coordination, cooperation and trust in the process and parties will be crucial for the facility to reach its full potential. this area will be a sustainable and social addition to one of the socially poor areas in amsterdam north.

architectural details

staircase to upper level

common area

hallway and offices


construction process


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