Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Square Amsterdam in Netherlands by LEVS architecten
April 12th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: LEVS architecten
On Kop Zuidas in the south of Amsterdam the scaffolding of project Square has been dismantled, revealing the nicely detailed masonry of the outer façade. Square is a compact residential building with 111 mid-market rental apartments. With its on-site restaurant and young inhabitants, Square will serve as a lively center-spot for this new neighborhood between the Rivierenbuurt, RAI and Amstelpark. A linden tree has recently been planted in the inner courtyard, soon to be a showpiece of 8 metres tall. The gate will be enriched with an art piece, a filigree fence with bronze linden branches. At the beginning of May, the new inhabitants will move into their new homes.
The volume consists of 5 to 8 floors surrounding a green courtyard. Large balconies, corrugated masonry, a 7-meter-tall column on the square and 3-meter-high ceilings on each floor endow the building with a robust, monumental charisma. This way, the building both blends in with the surrounding Amsterdam School, as well as the AUP-neighborhood (Amsterdam Expansion Plan). The apartments’ interior also stands in the tradition of post-war housebuilding and is of very high quality. All apartments come with incorporated cabinets, a complete kitchen and a luxurious bathroom. With its pellet stove, Square moreover uses an innovative heating system that achieves an EPC of 0,2.
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