Winner A'damse New construction prize: Eerste Oosterparkstraat

25 June 2020

The Eerste Oosterparkstraat 88-126 project of Rappange & Partners Architects is the winner of the Amsterdam Architecture Prize. The project consists of 16 new-build buildings with facades with a 19th century visual language. The prize was presented last Saturday. The design received 20% of the 7,500 votes cast by Amsterdammers. Alderman Laurens Ivens (Building and Living) and Fries Heinis of Bouwend Nederland presented the prize on Saturday afternoon, 20 June, to the residents, Stadgenoot housing association, builder Heijmans and Rappagne & Partners Architecten.

Eerste Oosterparkstraat
The project underlying the project was the "upgrading" of the street, which can be read on the website of the Rappange & Partners Architects. The client wanted to realize a "crowd puller" in the form of a supermarket of 1000 square meters and a number of shops. Because the late nineteenth-century buildings that were there for this purpose were too low, too narrow and too small and the municipality and neighborhood did not want to hear about demolition, another solution was sought.

New buildings with the same style facade as the demolished buildings were chosen. The plinth of the new building is higher, and the buildings have extra floors. The houses have a common entrance with staircase and elevator. There are 39 rental properties in the properties. Thirteen are social rental homes and six of them are suitable for large families with more than one hundred square meters. The other 26 homes are for rental in the private sector. Some elements have been reused, such as facade anchors, balcony fences and natural stone decorations.


Image: Stadgenoot

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