For a company with a Paris office environment, it may perhaps come as a surprise that Studio Gang did not have a solitary concluded building in continental Europe—until now. Before this thirty day period, the agency celebrated the opening of Q Residences, a 297,000-sq.-foot apartment sophisticated in Buitenveldert, a community in the south of Amsterdam and one of the capital’s last garden cities.
Q Residences’ 248 flats are divided among the two properties, Quartz and Qube. The most hanging characteristic of the taller (23-tale) Quartz are staggered white precast concrete balconies that groove and swoosh all-around the facade, shading apartments on the reduced tales.
The tower is connected by way of a pedestrian plaza to Qube, its 8-story neighbor. Qube’s decreased profile, far more traditional massing, and neutral shade palette visually hyperlink the Q Residences to the surrounding postwar condominium blocks.
Amid its sustainable features are a higher-general performance heating and cooling procedure, in addition to a collection of photovoltaic roof panels that energy on web page electric powered auto charging stations.
“We developed Q Residences to improve residents’ link to each individual other and to the sufficient inexperienced areas that determine Buitenveldert,” Studio Gang Founding Principal Jeanne Gang stated in a press release. “At floor stage, Qube and Quartz type a new generous public plaza that delivers people alongside one another all around artwork and landscape. And on Quartz, the balconies migrate in and out of the facade to prolong sightlines diagonally in all directions and make it possible for residents to be portion of the constructing and in synch with the metropolis and just about every other at the identical time.”
The job was produced by Kroonenberg Groep in collaboration with NEOO. On the structure side, Studio Gang worked with neighborhood associate architect Rijnboutt as well as inside designer Piet Boon. Dutch back garden designer Piet Oudolf established the plaza landscaping in collaboration with Deltavormgroep.
“Q Residences is a great example of how to introduce density to Buitenveldert though working with the ideas of the Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan [Amsterdam’s General Expansion Plan],” Rijnboutt Artistic Director Frederik Vermeesch claimed. “The challenge provides a high stage of top quality throughout all scales, from its city design and style and architectural idea to its products and specifics.”
Studio Gang opened its Paris outpost in 2017. Amongst its other recent assignments throughout the pond are a facility for the College of Chicago Heart in Paris, which won Honorable Point out in AN’s Most effective of Layout Awards, Unbuilt – Educational Group in 2021 and the renovation of an existing making sophisticated in Paris, anticipated to full in 2026. And across the English Channel, the company labored on an schooling facility for the Royal Higher education of Art’s Battersea South campus.