Eastern Docklands

Amsterdam’s East­ern Har­bour Dis­trict con­sists of a num­ber of arti­fi­cial penin­su­las con­struct­ed around 1900. When the once-flour­ish­ing port lost its func­tion, the deci­sion was made to turn the dis­trict into a promi­nent res­i­den­tial area. Diverse urban plans were devised for the var­i­ous sec­tions of the dis­trict. Vir­tu­al­ly every Dutch archi­tect of stand­ing and renown con­tributed to the archi­tec­tur­al real­iza­tion of these plans, mak­ing the East­ern Har­bor Dis­trict not only a pleas­ant and high­ly sought-after res­i­den­tial area, but also a true sam­pling of the Dutch hous­ing con­struc­tion of recent decades.

Explore the suc­cess­ful har­bour con­ver­sion area and see a large diver­si­ty of res­i­den­tial typologies!

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Programme: Eastern Docklands

  • Expla­na­tions about past and present of the area, city con­text, urban mas­ter plans

  • KNSM and Java Eiland: build­ing and liv­ing on the water­front
    Urban plans by Jo Coenen and Sjo­erd Soeters (1993/1997), hous­ing projects by a.o. Hans Koll­hoff & Chris­t­ian Rapp, KCAP, Wiel Arets
  • Hotel Jakar­ta (SeArch, 2018)
  • Bor­neo-Sporen­burg: patio hous­es and row vil­las
    urban plan by West 8 (1999); hous­ing blocks, patio hous­es and water­front vil­las by Claus & Kaan, Neutel­ings Riedijk, de archi­tecten­groep, de Architek­ten­Cie, MVRDV etc.

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