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Barcode Architects’ The Robin is a top quality, sustainable residential tower within the coronary heart of the realm redevelopment ‘Bajeskwartier’, a vibrant dwelling and dealing space on the positioning of the long-lasting Amsterdam Bijlmerbajes.
From 1978 to 2016, the Bijlmerbajes was one of the crucial well-known jail complexes within the Netherlands, consisting of six iconic towers linked by a central connecting hall.
In 2019, OMA, LOLA Panorama Architects and FABRICations created the grasp plan for this space with a wealthy historical past and the picture of a forbidden island. The brand new Bajeskwartier will likely be vigorous metropolis quarter with roughly 1,350 properties, worldwide attract and an essential function for design, artwork and sustainable interventions.
Our constructing occupies a distinguished place on this plan — within the Central District, on the sq. the place the 2 major axes of the realm intersect. With The Robin, the unique quantity of one of many jail towers is rebuilt and prolonged with three interlocking, decrease volumes. These ‘packing containers’ are lifted 4.5 meters from the bottom, creating area for a light-weight, inviting plinth with public features at floor stage, resembling a service heart and a day care.
A powerful reference to the city context is created by opening up the plinth on all sides. Dirk Peters, companion Barcode Architects:‘The atrium hidden within the constructing’s core is a formidable and sudden characteristic. The six-storey excessive open area is the constructing’s vibrant coronary heart and provides area for a mess of doable features, resembling exhibitions, in depth artworks and public occasions for the neighbourhood.
A novel expertise for each residents and guests.’ The residential program includes 129 residences and appeals to a variety of goal teams. The brilliant, spacious properties vary from compact, useful studios to sprawling lofts. Non-public loggias and balconies, and collective inexperienced roof terraces on prime of every of the three packing containers provide the constructing’s residents quite a lot of high-quality out of doors areas.
The scale of the tower observe the construction of the unique tower. The low-rise refers in peak to the adjoining buildings and provides the tower a broader base and an all-sided look. The constructing expresses a transparent dialogue between previous and new, between the huge and the sunshine. Whereas the gold-coloured, open grid façade offers the three low-rise volumes human dimensions, the concrete façade of the tower has a extra closed look that refers back to the authentic tower constructing.
Just like the Bajeskwartier space, our constructing is designed in a round manner. A part of an authentic jail wall will likely be given a brand new place within the design and a big a part of the uncooked supplies from the demolition of the previous tower buildings will likely be reused within the development. PV panels will likely be put in on each the roof of the tower and the best block.
As well as, The Robin will likely be fitted with nature-inclusive additions resembling nesting packing containers for birds and bats, inexperienced roofs, and bug shelters.
On the positioning of the unique, nameless jail tower, a dynamic constructing is created through which city dwelling high quality and wholesome, inexperienced dwelling situations come collectively. Barcode Architects’ design supplies the Bajeskwartier with a constructing with a robust identification and a strong reference to the cultural historical past of the Bijlmerbajes.
The Robin Bajeskwartier Gallery