The Wozoco Apartments in Amsterdam by architect MVRDV was built in Amsterdam-Osdorp, Holland in WoZoCo Apartments (also known as Oklahoma) Reimerswaalstraat 1. Osdorp-Amsterdam The Netherlands. MVRDV The suburban community of. Client: Het Oosten Housing Association, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Program: 7, m2, apartments for elderly inhabitants. Budget: ca. EURO million.
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With the party walls constructed 8 cm thicker than structurally necessary for sound insulation, it became possible to use this extra thickness for the connection of the cantilever trusses without having to increase the weight of the wozoco apartments walls.
When the project was completed, we were told, that we had realized the social housing project with the lowest building-costs in Amsterdam applause. Almost 10 years later, averagely wozoco apartments and numerous taxi's and rent-a-bikes with architectural tourist now visit the outskirts of the so called western garden cities to see the hanging houses of Amsterdam.
It is located in Ookmeerweg street in Amsterdam-Osdorp, a garden city west of Amsterdam built between andnow threatened by the growth of dense construction and with the elimination of green areas and common spaces outdoors. The wozoco apartments was to make a building capable of blocking the monotonous sounds of the construction wozoco apartments in those years ion the peripheries of large cities, and also design a building that respected the quality of life and urban growth.
The extravagant profile of Wozoco was born from one of the obstacles encountered during the project: The North-South orientation of the block meant that the generator had to be a 7. The hanging East-West orientated types complete the North-South dwellings in the wozoco apartments with a view over the adjacent meadow.
It is a testament to the firm's ability to come up with creative and original wozoco apartments practical problems.
They have since gone on to construct a number wozoco apartments innovative housing projects including Mirador and Wozoco apartments.
Jeff Jerome updated How to visit WoZoCo is easily accessible by car, bicycle and public transit. It is located at the corner of Ookmeerweg and Reimerswaalstraat.