The studio was divided into two parts. One involved working in groups which studied diverse master-plans for the regeneration of the northern part of Amsterdam via a large urban proposal. The other half consisted of designing a building in one of the master-plans proposed by the different groups.
Below you can read about the project and see the design itself.
Located in the northernmost plot of the bar-code masterplan, The Watchdog building houses 3 functions. These are various types of dwelling units, a bar, and offices. The dwelling units have been thought to accommodate many types of dwellers, from elders to young professionals. The building has a plaza situated between the two towers. This plaza is a space in which multiple activities can be performed.
Formally speaking, the building is held thanks to a regular grid which allows for structural and plan clarity. The use of colour in the balconies produces a facade which is varied, just as the various users and units inside. The office spaces which are arranged in a way that every office can benefit from a double height and a mezzanine, are connected through the dwelling building via a series of bridges.
Please click on the image below to open an A3 document which briefly explains technical matters of the building.