With approximately 3400 residents, Campus Uilenstede in Amstelveen is the largest student campus in Northern Europe and was built in the 1970s. To maintain a pleasant living environment and to update the existing facilities, the original structure has been opened up. By doing so, the campus has transformed from a closed residential complex to an open central square.
In the main building, breakthroughs have been realized in two directions, increasing social safety and living quality. The junction of connections creates a meeting point on the central square, instead of the previous dead end. The apartments in the plinth have been removed and replaced by various collective facilities, such as bars and restaurants, and event spaces. By placing a large, transparent greenhouse over the old construction, a covered market square has been created that creates a new focal point for the student campus. The diverse shell gives the different clusters of the building their own colour and identity.