MVRDV revealed the design for De Oosterlingen on Amsterdam's Oostenburg Island. The new build comprises a block of seven sustainable residential buildings located at the entrance to the island. The formerly industrial area is set to be developed into a lively residential district.
The complex is designed for Being, a real estate developer company. Each building in the barcode composition boasts its own unique characteristics. The buildings vary in heights, roof shapes, and facades, some of which are made of wood, glass, recycled brick, or biobased composite. In total, the complex spans 13,950 m2. Beyond their structural differences, the buildings feature unique names that reflect the company's focus on green building. For example, the people-oriented spaces take the names of the greenhouse, the beekeeper, the lump, the garden, the house, the rock, and the birdhouse.
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