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HOUSING We are all familiar with the feeling of ‘home’. We all have our own habit of living and express this in our own unique way. Preferences of housing facilities and living environments alter over time. Generally, our housing needs shift with age, cultural and social changes and economic possibilities. We are OZ, an international team of architects and designers. We work within the field of architecture, urbanism and design research, dedicated to realize dreams and ideas together. After a workday, we also like to come home to an inviting and inspiring house. We design homes for different types of people in a variety of contexts. We combine an open minded attitude with knowledge to design an answer to challenges created by a constantly evolving environment and society.

Cover image: The Terraced Tower / Š Provast

Our projects are more than design. They are a result of collaboration in content, imagination and deployment of knowledge in order to achieve durable, sustainable and inclusive living environments.


DE BAAK AMSTERDAM client: Kondor Wessels program: 123 apartments between 65 m2 to 115 m2 GFO status: designed in 2019 Nieuw-West in Amsterdam is a typical suburb from the late 1950s and early 1960s based on Van Eesteren’s urban development plan. The neighborhoods at that time offered a huge improvement in living standards, larger houses, bathrooms and several bedrooms. Outside there was also a lot of space dominated by trees and lawns, play areas and other facilities. The architecture is simple and functional, buildings like silent beauties that leave room for their green surroundings. OZ’s design for De Baak is a continuation, in part a reinterpretation of those qualities. De Baak has a number of goals. Firstly, add a new elegant building that fits in with the green character of the immediate surroundings with a simple architecture that is so characteristic of surrounding buildings from that early time. Horizontal lines of the framed outdoor spaces determine the image of the building. Materials are simple: wood, glass and concrete. The floors are efficient, focused on the quality of the home and outdoor space. Access is provided via a combination of a porch and central corridors. This creates an all-round plan with a series of housing types that are all oriented to the sun. The diversity of homes matches the variety of family forms that the city of Amsterdam holds. The addition of a large communal space, including educational space connected to the park, offers the possibility to build a community with the residents and neighborhood. The landscape around the building, designed by FLUX, forms a gently sloping hill over a compact parking garage. The common area feeds the park and the park feeds the building. Finally, the building is responsibly innovative, constructed from prefabricated parts, circular in the way it is produced and can be adapted in the future. PV cells are cleverly integrated into the building, together with other sustainable measures, it ensures that the building produces more energy than it uses. Š OZ


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OOSTENBURG PLOT 3, 4 & 5 AMSTERDAM client: VORM Ontwikkeling BV program: 244 apartments, Commercial facilities and Offices gross floor area: 24.150 m2 status: designed 2017 In a dynamic team with OZ, Workshop Architects, BETA Architects, Space Encounters, FLUX Landscape Architecture, LOLA and Buro Bouwfysica, VORM is shaping this piece of city. The team transforms the site into a sturdy and attractive residential area, rich in contrast. The plan contributes in a sustainable way to the development of Oostenburg in the center of Amsterdam. The island of Oostenburg has always remained an area of commerce and trade activity. In recent years, a study has been conducted into the possibilities of transformation to a mixed residential work area. VORM has implemented this by creating ‘blurring zones’, where working, living or commuting takes place with a spatial relation to the surroundings. The industrial yard history will be felt again by translating its meaning into the location. Application of sustainable materials, building installations and building methods as well as reuse of building materials are a natural part of the assignment. The roofs of the volumes are activated as energy roofs, partly for urban agriculture and as communal terraces (in greenhouses on the roof of one of the buildings vegetables and herbs are grown for the restaurant in the same building). The glass panels are fitted with photovoltaic cells, the greenhouses and restaurant are largely self-sufficient in energy. An industrial space with vegetation on an abandoned site: beautiful green areas become an important part of the whole. This is an unexpected oasis in the city. In addition, there is space for urban agriculture, roll up your sleeves and go gardening.

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DE WERF AMSTERDAM client: COD Amsterdam Verwij Mungra Vastgoed Mijdrecht gross floor area: approx. 73.000 m2 876 dwellings: 233 hotel rooms approx. 1.600 m2 commercial space status: completion 2016 - 2018 (all phases)

This plan for the former Citybox location, in the northern part of the NDSM shipyard, is the first largescale development of the area. With dimensions of 85 x 100m, the location is one of the largest city blocks on the west side of the future NDSM development. The desire for high-density development, as stipulated in the zoning plan, has been freely translated in the design into varying building heights ranging from 22 to 60 meters. The block is divided into seven buildings, each with its own height, entrance, program, and typology. The breakdown of the large block into different scales, each with its own architectural expression, reduces the scale and enhances differentiation between buildings. The scale of the block dissolves in the different perspectives at street level. The homes in De Werf are aimed specifically toward young people. The program varies from student housing, rental homes for graduates and other new inhabitants of Amsterdam, to small family homes — all in the mid-market rental segment. The idea behind this program is to provide suitable homes for Amsterdam residents, from the start of their studies and early in their careers — a period that usually involves a lot of moving around before finding a permanent place to live. Residential work studios, hotel, and public services on the ground floor complete the program. The apartments are designed in collaboration with the developer and the investor. Š OZ


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BOLD AMSTERDAM client: VORM ontwikkeling BV program: 33.100 m2 143 apartments, 203 student apartments Commercial facilities plinth, 185 parking lots status: under construction

On the Amsterdam skyline, right behind the Central Station, BOLD arises. Almost 80 meters high, distinctive, made with courage, for those who dare. A building with character. Striking by its powerful hightech look. BOLD sets the tone for the future by the visual aesthetic use of solar panels. In addition, this durable residential tower is full of technical equipment for optimal living pleasure. Overhoeks is the new heart of Amsterdam, located on the northern IJ bank opposite the old city center. This district transforms into Amsterdam’s new residential hotspot. At this dynamic prime location, you live at altitude, with unique views of the old town and the wide area north of Amsterdam. With its 24 floors and bold black velvet appearance BOLD is a real eye catcher. BOLD is not only at the forefront of large-scale urban development in Amsterdam North, but also in terms of sustainable living at height and technical gadgets and services that make life more pleasant. Carefree and comfortable living and enjoying all that this living environment has to offer. The energy-efficient climate system in the homes ensures a good indoor climate and pleasant living, thanks to the possibility of underfloor heating and cooling. The climate system consists of components that together provide heating, cooling, ventilation, tap water, and sustainable power. Solar panels, heat pumps and heat recovery units are used. The apartments are all-electric, so there is no charge for a gas connection. For the residents, this offers great advantages: more comfort at a lower rate. At the same time, the architectural design of fully integrated solar panels gives the building a unique high-tech look. Š OZ


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OURDOMAIN AMSTERDAM SOUTH EAST client: Blauwhoed investor: Greystar gross floor area: Residential: approx. 90.000 m2 Parking: approx. 12.000 m2 status: under construction

The OurDomain Amsterdam South East campus, located on a cultural axis in Amsterdam, marks a new impulse. Strategically located next to an academic hospital and train station, the campus with its critical mass of approx. 1.500 apartments and amenities introduces a first residential centre in a predominantly office area. The OurDomain Amsterdam South East campus is the catalyst that ignites the long desired change process from mono-functional office area into a multifunctional city district. The urbanistic objective of the OurDomain Amsterdam South East campus is to introduce fundamental change, generate new connections and facilitate social space that inspires its users. By inserting three large housing blocks (A, B and C) around an articulated park allows for a recognizable residential atmosphere in a predominant office location. The three blocks, with each independent identity, are designed to be cornerstones that mark the park boundary. Together with the two existing buildings which will be transformed into student housing and medical startups, the campus will become the pivotal centre of the area. The lush, inviting landscape design by karres+brands adds articulated topography to the park. The residual soil of excavating the underground parking garage is used to make small scale hills that renders local quality, give the area a strong identity and inspire people to make use of it. Š OZ


BLOCK A

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KARSP AMSTERDAM client: Wonam Amsterdam gross floor area: approx. 29.000 m2 status: designed 2017

Karsp is situated on the Karspeldreef in the Bullewijk neighbourhood, an area filled with businesses and offices. The current mono-functional area will transform into a multifunctional city neighbourhood in the coming years. The area will be transformed into a lively area with residences, shops, cafés, day-cares and sports facilities, all one step at a time. Karsp will be one of the first residential buildings, pioneering in the area. The situating of the buildings on the plot is one of the first puzzle pieces in the new urban ensemble, setting the tone to which coming transformations can look to. The two residential towers will get a high plinth with commercial space and parking facilities. Inside the two towers combined there will be 274 rental apartments, all with good orientation and large outdoor spaces. The towers will receive a clear residential quality that contributes to the varied image of the Bullewijk. The high ground floor along the Karspeldreef and a façade that edges back on top makes for a clear start and end to the tower. This also makes for a smaller scale and articulation in the building. The towers are connected to the parking garage and bicycle storage via the ground floor. The green natural roof above that, catches and buffers water. Besides that, the “pocket park”/garden on the Bullewijkpad-side will mostly be unpaved, to help rainwater sink into the ground. © OZ


DE SYP WESTFLANK NOORD UTRECHT client: Wessels Zeist Porten Development program: 270 dwellings between 45 and 80 m2 GBO commercial facilities plinth gross floor area: approx. 21.000 m2 status: completion 2019

Based on the new urban design for the area south of the central station of Utrecht “Westflank Noord”, the municipality made a new zoning plan. The development of Westflank Noord is complex because in this place many interests come together: the interest of local residents for a development that takes into account the quality of life in the inner city and the human dimension; the interest of the municipality of Utrecht to create space for new and attractive residential and business functions in the western part of the Master Plan area, and with a leap in scale compared to the current situation; and the importance for the railway station for an urban development that makes a positive contribution to the functioning of the public transport terminal. The main objective of the Master Plan is to create a new center for Utrecht by integrating the new station area with the old city and to achieve synergy between them. Also, parts of Utrecht, which up to now are experienced as stand-alone, will be connected in the future by means of an elevated ground level a.o. Under this elevated platform parking, bicycle parking, bus stations, shipping, etc. will be situated. The raised area has a direct connection to the station and ensures a smooth transition from “Hoogh Catharijne” to the surrounding area and the city center. The new city hall has already been built on this elevated level and an adjacent office building is being developed. © OZ


In this new plan the Leidsche Rijn and Sijpe- steijnkade are to be restored as an important connection to the city center. Integration of commercial facilities, focused on the traffic flow, in the plinth of the new buildings at the Van Sijpesteijnkade is a logical consequence. In addition, it directly contributes to the urban character and the liveliness of the quay. At the Sijpesteijnkade the raised ground level is ended with a group of residential buildings. Here the metropolitan dynamics of the new western station area intertwine with the urban quality of life of the quay along the Leidsche Rijn. The residential buildings follow the highrise of the offices through a 90-meter high tower. A series of quayside buildings of between 25 and 45 meters high form the transition to the surroundings. In this series of buildings along the quay stands a monument above which the residential tower is designed.


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IM VIERI SCHWERZENBACH SWITZERLAND client: BVK Personalvorsorge Kanton Zurich program: 220 dwellings, nursery, care units and public cafetaria status: completion 2013

Im Vieri is located in Schwerzenbach, a characteristic Swiss village in the economic district of greater Zurich. Schwerzenbach is experiencing the slow transformation from a rural character into a more densely urbanized area. One of the risks of these villages being urbanized is that they at the end could lose the quality of living in the countryside but without the advantages of programmatic qualities such as services and entertainment that cities have. We asked ourselves is it is possible to keep the main attraction of such places intact, to live in a green surrounding, and at the same time achieve a critical urban density in a housing complex? The program for this commission was to realize approximately 220 apartments on a small site surrounded by green fields between apartment blocks on one side and a railroad track on the other. The ambition of the design of Im Vieri is to make a compact and dense plan in a landscape with a strong green character. The first and main step to achieve this is to make the site free of cars. All cars will be parked underground so the surface can be a collective park for all the people living there. The clear and simple architecture of the buildings allows the green landscape to dominate the surroundings. Big outdoor spaces in the form of terraces and balconies give the people the possibility to enjoy the park to the maximum. The organization of the apartments are very particular: bedrooms have a comfort­a ble size to give maximum flexibility while the living room stretches out along the whole width of the apartment. Design in cooperation with Bauart Architecten Zßrich. Š OZ


THE TERRACED TOWER ROTTERDAM client: First Sponsor Singapore Provast Den Haag program: living: 25.894 m2 retail: 1.150 m2 parking: 200 parking lots status: under construction

In the Netherlands, the tower has always been perceived as a landmark or an icon. In both cases, it is the symbol of something, the cities progress, a 20thcentury replacement of the church tower etc. With the increasing amount of high-rise in Rotterdam, we are getting beyond the point of symbolism. We can start to look for a different meaning and with that in mind look for a different typology. This project is about residential high-rise as a form of habitat. The design does not represent the tower as a shape but rather as a building that expresses the joy and leisure of its inhabitants. The reasons to enjoy living in such a high and large building are plentiful; the view of the city and river, the services (restaurant, fitness etc.), the quietness, the retreat. We designed the apartments with a lot of glass to allow a clear view on all the different areas of the city. Big outdoor spaces form an extension to the outside, a space between inside and the city. The continues glass railing creates a protected zone around the building against the wind. All rooms in the apartments are connected to the terrace allowing different routes and ways of living inside, enjoying the connection between in and outside and the views over the city. We call this concept “stacked individual happiness�. Š OZ


APARTMENTS

2 Bedrooms apartment - 85 m2

3 Bedrooms apartment - 120 m2

4 Bedrooms apartment - 135 m2

1 Bedroom apartment - 60 m2

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KWARTIERMEESTER AMSTERDAM client: Kondor Wessels Vastgoed Amsterdam program: 122 Dwellings status: completion 2017

Within the Overamstel zone, the Amstelkwartier neighbourhood is one of the plan areas that are being transformed from a traditional work-centred area to a mixed urban area providing opportunities for working as well as living. The Amstelkwartier is bordered on the east side by the Spaklerweg, on the west side by the Nuon grounds, and on the North side by the Amstel River. Kwartiermeester is located in the southern section of the plan area. Within the overall framework of the urban development plan, it links up with building types typical for Amsterdam; Building blocks enclosing an inner garden. The design consists of two blocks of different sizes accompanying the transition from the city street to the inner street. Kwartiermeester is a building with 2 faces; Where the northern front has a stately and tight character, the southern backside has an inviting, playful and open feeling. The façade strikes at various places, and the large lavish balconies reinforce the alternate view. Striking are the large window frames, often from ceiling to floor, which will make the apartments that are already large feel even bigger. Š OZ


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THE DUCHESS AMSTERDAM client Delta Forte B.V. Kondor Wessels Vastgoed program: dwellings: 15.100 m2 commercial space: 785 m2 status: completion 2019

There are a few places in Amsterdam where you can live as beautifully and comfortably as in The Duchess. The 48 contemporary apartments are for sale and also comes in 3 different buildings. The 3 entrees are unique from the inside to the outside. The entrance doors are massive and characteristic, finished with materials that become more beautiful as they become older. The apartments range from 30 m² to 120 m². The 6 split-level apartments on the BG have ceilings of almost 4m high with spacious front gardens. The underground car park has space for 26 parking spaces and a spacious bicycle storage room. We are very proud to announce that The Duchess is an all-electric building, the roof is full of solar panels. The solar panels and roof edges are positioned as if the roof is crowned. It was challenging to make it practical and nice looking at the same time, but with our work experience we made it work. © OZ


WESTERDOKSEILAND AMSTERDAM client: Wodan CV, De Alliantie Ontwikkeling Huizen, Nijhuis Bouw Rijssen, OMA Hoek van Holland, Kondor Wessels Vastgoed Amsterdam program: 122 Dwellings status: completion 2009 The section of the middle block, designed by OZ, consists of its own two sections: three high-rise buildings and a number of single-family dwellings. The architecture is simple and crisp in shape. The buildings are dominated by three materials: lightcoloured rustic brick, aluminium frames and glass. The vertical windows provide the façade with a rhythm interrupted by the large horizontal windows for a panoramic view of the city. The austere façade is also refined by large projecting balconies substantial enough for a large table and chairs. In short, the exterior of the buildings is determined by contrasts: simple versus rustic, vertical versus panorama, etc. Inside, the buildings offer a wide range of housing types: large and small, owner-occupied and rented homes. Yet despite these differences, all the homes are based on the same starting point. The layout of the floor plans is simple enough to provide a maximum of flexibility. Without the interruption of bathrooms and lavatories, the rooms are located next to one another so that they can later be merged to create a larger open space (or divided up to create smaller rooms). Located on the ground floor are the collective spaces for accommodating WIBO homes (homes located in historic surroundings that are protected by law from being used for any other purpose), commercial spaces and Steunpunt Zorg voor Welzijn (an organisation serving the needs of family caregivers).

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