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GWL Amsterdam [NL

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Project Description An environmentally friendly and car-free residential area has been realized on the former site of the municipal drinking-water company (GWL) in Amsterdam. Owing to its strong cohesion and high density, the GWL site presents itself as a single, large-scale urban element in its surroundings. At the same time it is an open zone with residential blocks in the midst of greenery, an oasis of calm in the metropolitan chaos. The GWL site marks the boundary between the traditional housing blocks of the Staatslieden neighbourhood and the businesses and industry to the west. A few historic buildings and a water tower were retained, and these now form the eye-catching heart of the neighbourhood. Client Ecoplan Foundation, Amsterdam, a joint venture of several housing associations: Woonstichting Zomers Buiten, Woonstichting De Key, Algemene Woningbouwvereniging, Bouwvereniging Rochdale, Protestantse Woningbouwvereniging and the Amsterdam Borough of Westerpark for the ground surface Programme Urban plan for an ecological neighbourhood, supervision and elaboration of buildings Time 1993 - 1998 Role Urban planner and architect Participerende Partijen Landschapsarchitecture: West 8; Architecture: DKV, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Meijer & Van Schooten, Atelier Zeinstra van der Pol.

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GWL Amsterdam

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