ArchitectArchitectuurstudio HH (Herman Hertzberger), Amsterdam
Project size8.500 m2 GFA
Start of project2011
Consulting servicesManagement and project administration, supervision
The project is situated in the Amersfoort Vathorst neighbourhood and is one of the last projects in the area. The residential buildings surrounding the building site had all been completed prior to this project.
Architectuurstudio HH has created a design which consists of two parts: the Bank and the Island. As one might expect, the Island is completely surrounded by water, calling extra attention to the ground level’s construction, as it is subjected to ground water pressure. The Island can be reached by means of a bridge.
The project encompasses approximately 8.500m2 GFA, terrain facilities, a pedestrian bridge and a geothermal heat pump. The building is partly two storeys, partly three storeys high, providing room for various users:
Elementary schools (public and protestant Christian);
Day-care (SKON organisation);
Sports (SRO organisation);
Teenager room (Versa organisation);
Meeting / host room (The Chambers).