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The main concept of the social housing is openness, which implemented with minimal amount of glass, steel and concrete materials, finally brought maximum openness for the façade. The urban plan is a closed city block with buildings of differing heights surrounding a central court.
With a total surface of 6000 square meter, Westerdok Apartment hosts 46 apartments and a day-care center. Each apartment has a balcony of varying depths which stretch as bands along the entire facade, offering varied outside spaces and views over the western docklands of Amsterdam.
The floor-to-ceiling glass façade can be fully opened and contrasts with the other buildings within the so called VOC Cour port redevelopment that are mainly made of brick.
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