The former Burgerweeshuis is located on the IJsbaanpad 1-5 in Amsterdam near the Olympic stadium. It was built in 1958-1960 and designed by Aldo van Eijck.
Both nationally and internationally, it is considered as a milestone in post-war architecture and as one of the most important expressions of structuralism in architecture.

Project information






Burgerweeshuis VOF


Wessel de Jonge Architecten

Project size

6.300 m2 GFA

Start of project

July 2016


September 2017

Consulting services

Project management, contract administration and supervision

The building is approximately 6,300 m2 GFA and consists of 328 small units, four single-layered large units and four large units with a floor that forms several (14 pieces) pavilions. The pavilions are interconnected by an inner street.

The various units are grouped around the patios and a courtyard. The small modules are 3.36 x 3.36 meters and have four round columns on the corners and a sphere roof, with the overvoltage between the columns being made by architraves. The facade consists of a glass pouch or a dense wall of dark brown brick. The dome-shaped roof elements are made of prefab concrete.

Since 2014 the building is a national monument and it has been revitalized by creating special and pleasant office workspaces. Aronsohn Management was responsible for the project management, contract administration and supervision of the renovation of both the building and the ground level equipment.

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