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Oostelijke Handelskade Amsterdam

Eastern Docklands Building: Dutch Architecture design by KCAP Architects, The Netherlands

post updated 27 April 2024

Design: KCAP Architects

Oostelijke Handelskade Amsterdam: De Pakhuysen
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Oostelijke Handelskade

8 Feb 2008

Oostelijke Handelskade Amsterdam Building

A former docks area along the banks of Amsterdam’s IJ waterway is being transformed into a high-density residential and business area.

On the site known as De Pakhuysen (‘The Warehouses’), old warehouses and new blocks form a differentiated complex of interlocking buildings that preserve the views through to the IJ.

The buildings stand on a shared base containing a car park, and the entrances are set along a narrow, oblong public space. As well as drawing up the urban development plan, KCAP designed the car park and two of the four sculptural blocks.

Oostelijke Handelskade Amsterdam image / information from KCAP Architects

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Location: Eastern Docklands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, northern Europe

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The Eastern Docklands is a neighborhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands, located between the IJ and the Amsterdam–Rhine Canal in the borough of Amsterdam-Oost. The harbor area was constructed in the late nineteenth century to allow for increasing trade with the Dutch East Indies; a new location was necessitated by the construction of the Amsterdam Centraal railway station, which replaced the old quays.

East of the new station was a marshy area called De Rietlanden, with the Zeeburgerdijk (then called Sint Antoniesdijk), running via the Zeeburch, a fort, to the Zuiderzee. source: wikipedia

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