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Team
Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk and Michel Schreinemachers with Joost Lemmens, Arno Kwint
Client
Lingotto & DUWO
Type
Student campus with commercial spaces, bar, restaurant and supermarket
Location
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Size
8.000 sqm
Contractor
Hillen & Roosen

This project is an excellent example of how even cost-friendly measures can have a major influence on the way in which a location is experienced and used. The refurbishment of the Uilenstede Campus is designed to facilitate encounters and interaction. The original central building comprised a low section of buildings that connected three towers. Cutting this section in two enabled us to open up the centre so we could create a central meeting point at the heart of the campus. It feels safer and homelier and students now have a reason to meet up at the central square. Thanks to its new design, the square has become a livelier place where students enjoy not only studying but also living, working and socializing. So while most of the buildings’ original structure has been retained, it has been overhauled and made future-proof.