Vivid plinth, Amstelveen
This apartment block is a building on high legs. These legs reach over two floors of shops, café's and restaurants. During the summer, residents sit underneath these legs to enjoy the evening sun, creating an atmosphere a city centre aspires. The glass façade rises up like a sheet of ice. This lends the building, with two apartments on each floor, its tall and slim impression, although the building is a mere 50 metres high. The high glass panels on the front façade give the apartments a very special quality. These glass windows protrude beyond the brickwork, giving a wider view. On the side of the building protruding glass sections have been designed in an irregular pattern, providing variety among the apartments and creating a sense of dynamism.
Architect: Liesbeth van der Pol
Team: J. van den Berg, P. Cannon
Year: 1994 - 1998
Opdrachtgever: Stadshart Amstelveen Ontwikkelingsmaats