[trip #18] Parkrand by MVRDV

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The neighbourhood Geuzenveld is located in the western garden cities of Amsterdam. There is plenty of public space available but most of these green spaces lack grandeur. The project is regarded to be a ‘key-operation within the urban renewal of Geuzeveld-Slotermeer. The building should provide an iconographic quality to the neighbourhood which it was lacking before.’ The housing block is situated at the edge of a park and consists out of 5 towers, positioned on a deck, carrying a two level roof plate. The positioning of the towers provides a clear view from all apartments to the park. Because of the holes, or empty spaces in-between, the dwellings behind the big block also still have a view on the park. The title of the project – Parkrand – means park-edge.dsc03241

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