Red Devils, Almere

Three residential buidings mark the transition from low building zones to the polder in Almere. Their form refers to industrial structures and is remiscent of old grain silos. With their soaring bodies and sturdy legs they stand astride the canal. The three residential tower blocks derive their industrial appearance from the form and the materials used: red steel. Steel plates have been moulded vertically and horizontally. The balconies are covered with red steel grills too, as are the gates, chimneys and window frames. Everything is red - hence the name 'red devils'. This is what makes them stand out from traditional housing complexes and makes them a match for the surrounding landscape. The broad 'feet' of the buildings house eight apartments, all of them with a garden at ground floor. With their situation right next to the canal they make the most of the view on the water. The body of the building consists of three apartments per storey. The narrow top of the building contains penthouses. Their quality lies in the marvellous views across the polder and their orientation to the sun.


Architect: Liesbeth van der Pol
Team: A. Mashiach, P. Cannon, H. Dil
Number: 9407
Status: Built
Year: 1994 - 1998
Client: Boogaerdt & Schmidt, Stolwijk

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Red Dare Devils, Almere
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Liesbeth van der Pol Liesbeth van der Pol
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Patrick Cannon Patrick Cannon
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Their quality lies in the marvellous views across the polder and their orientation to the sun

Red Dare Devils, Almere
Red Dare Devils, Almere
Red Dare Devils, Almere
Red Dare Devils, Almere