Considering the motives for people to buy a house in IJburg, VMX Architects could not ignore the idea that people preferred a house with a garden, parking space and good public transport. Although this suburban dream had been suppressed in the official descriptions of IJburg, we seized the opportunity with Blok 23 to design houses that responded perfectly to this demand.
Block 23 building consists of 25 houses and 28 apartments, with eight housing types. Unusually for an IJburg building an inner court has been created within the plot. This gives all the houses a small garden and a double orientation.
Winner of Zuiderkerkprijs 2002 and 2006
LOCATION: Amsterdam Ijburg (NL), CLIENT: Johan Master Developers, YEAR: 2002 - 2005, STATUS: Completed, SIZE: 6.800 m2, TEAM: Don Murphy, , Leon Teunissen, Rob Otten, COLLABORATORS: Structural Engineer: Adams Bouwadviesbureau, MEP Engineer: Cauberg Huygen, Contractor: Moes Bouwbedrijf West, Photography: Christian Richter