Amsterdam, Furore block C
There are three buildings on the site of the former Wilhelmina Gasthuis hospital in the Amsterdam Oud-West district. All three are comparable in scale and aligned as they appear in Jo Crepain’s original masterplan. Block C, the third building, was designed by Tony Fretton Architects in London. It consists of two wings, connected at ground floor level by a courtyard which also functions as entrance area. The structure comprises prefab concrete beams and columns, with an external skin of durable brick and natural stone.
The large span allows for space planning in accordance with the Solid concept. This concept, developed by the Stadgenoot housing association, is a durable shell building with no predetermined function. Inbo advised Tony Fretton Architects on the final designs in view of Dutch legislation, enabling the submission of the planning application to proceed. This final design was subsequently working out in close consultation with the architect and the building team, to produce a set of finished contract and construction drawings.
- Stadgenoot Projectontwikkeling B.V.
- Gross floor area
- 9,000 sqm
- Jan van Bentum, Kees Brons, Piet van der Ploeg
Architect: Tony Fretton Architects and Jo Crepain