Housing and commercial space
Program: 54 apartments, 4,800mē commercial space
Client: Bouwfonds MAB Ontwikkeling
Phase: completed, 2011

Oosterdokseiland (ODE) is a key waterfront regeneration area in Amsterdam. Previously an area of industrial buildings serving the Port of Amsterdam, which has been in decline since the 1970s, the site is now being redeveloped as a new urban quarter with retail and commercial space, a new academy, the main public library of Amsterdam, hotels and apartments. Maccreanor Lavington are one of 12 architects designing six compact urban blocks. Apartments in both the social and private sectors sit on top of three levels of an urban food court, a supermarket and three levels of car parking. The rich mix of uses at ground and lower levels is typical to all the blocks and ensure a vibrant and busy public realm. The elevations of the building are clad in decorative concrete panels with projecting bay windows and sunscreens.