Kop Van Diemenstraat, Amsterdam, Holland

B. Tjhie – C. Bakker
Date Built
Van Diemenstraat
This mixed-use building occupies a waterfront site along the south quay of the IJ .  It comprises 4000 m² of housing, 4000 m² of offices and a parking garage with 250 places.  Part of the building is elevated on supports to provide views of both the city and the harbour.  Beneath is a public waterfront space.  The "Archdaily" website points out that, "...The ‘Barentszplein’ is a square for the neighbourhood and functions as a playground for children, while the square in front of the building has a more urban function for the harbour, warehouses and the Silodam."