We won the competition for an apartment block with 100 small apartments for starters on the housing market and holders of a refugee status permit. Client is the housing cooperation Ymere that is committed to helping to integrate these new residents of Amsterdam into society by creating buildings with a lively mix of nationalities.
New project: Frequin headquarters
For branded video content production company FREQUIN we designed a flexible and sustainable office building. The building provides space for their own headquarters, additional rentable spaces for other companies in the creative industry, parking and a camera shop on the ground floor. (project page)
Win: Frans Hals Museum
Together with SO-IL from New York we won the competition for the renovation of the two locations of the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem. Starting in 2018 the Hallen Haarlem and Frans Hals Museum will be integrated into one museum with two locations. The proposal is centred around the acceptance of both locations’ idiosyncratic historic conditions, and translated this in a concept of ‘a collection of rooms’.
Architecture center Amsterdam, Arcam, organized a design studio on the topic micro apartments in Amsterdam. Commissioned by housing cooperation Ymere and De Key and developers AM and Synchroon, MEESVISSER participated in the research into the potential for this emerging international urban trend in Amsterdam’s new urban plan for the Sluisbuurt on Zeeburgereiland.
New project: Short Stay Sloten
For developer Lingotto we designed a building containing 30 short-stay apartments. The site is located on a prominent corner of the old village of Sloten, part of Amsterdam, but with it’s own identity which is actively guarded by the current residents. We designed a volume that subtly fits in this delicate spot that marks the entrance to the old village.
A roundup of the projects we worked on during the first six months of 2016. We have been fortunate to work with a wide range of clients, including Lingotto, Dura Vermeer, Van Wijnen and Cordaan. Also we have been intensifying our collaboration with Tom Frantzen (Frantzen et al) on several projects.
North Orleans logo
MEESVISER designed the brand-identity, logo and website for 120 ‘fully equipped designer rentals’ in Amsterdam North, a project envisioning a new interpretation of the traditional New Orleans facade. For the same project we are designing the interiors of the apartments. Starting from November 2016 the units will be available for rent. www.northorleans.nl