Roof Garden Amsterdam

Elevated meeting points

Roof Garden stands for courtyard living, but on a certain height. By stacking courtyards next to and on top of each other, collective living has literally been taken to new heights. At the same time, Roof Garden responds to the current needs of the Amsterdam housing market by offering unique apartments with various housing typologies, with a total of 255 homes. The extraordinary layout, with space for diversity and collectivity, privacy and meeting, makes the living experience of Roof Garden unique.
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Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers, Bart Reuser, Joost Lemmens, Malgorzata Kowalczak, Sonia Cunha, Karolina Bihun, Jouke Sieswerda, Marcel Geerdink, Mireia Martin

Juurling en Geluk Landschapsarchitecten

Exploring Housing Diversity

Amsterdam Sloterdijk is in transition. The former business district is rapidly changing into a lively, urban neighbourhood. Surrounded by a harbour, highway, and train station, developments in Sloterdijk are limited by noise pollution, shadow hours, and wind nuisance. As a part of this neighbourhood transformation, Roof Garden offers apartments located on a green courtyard, with room for relaxation and informal meetings. The variety of housing typologies, combined with the informal meeting spaces, offer a welcoming home to various residents.

Connecting People on Elevated Courtyards

The public outdoor spaces connect residents and welcome visitors on different levels. In addition to the communal garden on the ground floor and the green roof terrace on top, an elevated courtyard has been added on the fourth floor. The lifted courtyard has been specially designed to include and connect the residents and visitors from the apartments higher up, providing shared meeting points for everyone.

Creating a Building with Character

Instead of building one large superblock, the complex will be divided into four separate residential structures. Each with its own identity, but at the same time all connected by the recognizable red galleries. This layout creates open and airy apartment blocks, with plenty of space for sunlight and communal areas. The courtyard garden in the middle of the buildings acts as the green heart of the complex.

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