De Hallen

Amsterdam West

Client: Bouke Kapteijn, projectmanager De Hallen
Type: study
Location: Amsterdam West
Program: 17.000 m2 housing, 1.500 m2 parking
Design-completion: 2013
Status: completed
Designteam: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei,
Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
Projectteam: Monika Pieroth, Eliano dias Felicio

The Hallen is a design for urban redevelopment of an inner-city industrial area with a combination of living, working and recreation made by Edwards Stadsontwerp.
Instead of demolishing a part of the monumental tram depot all the new housing developments are shifted to the canal on the east side of the plot. By doing this the 15.000m2 monumental halls could be retained and reprogrammed for leisure, education and commercial program.

The housing development is divided into two parts, of which Nieuwbouw Zuid soon starts construction. Currently, because of the economical situation, there is a need to reconsider conventional urban planning strategies to

open up for more flexible models of development.

Is it is possible to redevelop a part of the existing urban plan to make it more suitable for small scale developments and flexible parking?

Our proposal is based on a semi-closed block, which is divided into small-scale developments with half-sunken parking on site.
This block is suitable for multiple ways of developments that can take place in different phases. Ranging from mid-scale developments to CPO- and private developments.