For a company with a Paris place of work, it could appear as a surprise that Studio Gang did not have a one finished developing in continental Europe—until now. Before this month, the firm celebrated the opening of Q Residences, a 297,000-square-foot condominium intricate in Buitenveldert, a community in the south of Amsterdam and one of the capital’s remaining garden cities.
Q Residences’ 248 flats are divided amongst two buildings, Quartz and Qube. The most placing element of the taller (23-story) Quartz are staggered white precast concrete balconies that groove and swoosh all-around the facade, shading residences on the decrease stories.
The tower is connected by means of a pedestrian plaza to Qube, its 8-tale neighbor. Qube’s lessen profile, much more classic massing, and neutral coloration palette visually url the Q Residences to the bordering postwar apartment blocks.
Amid its sustainable functions are a significant-general performance heating and cooling system, in addition to a sequence of photovoltaic roof panels that electrical power on site electrical auto charging stations.
“We intended Q Residences to reinforce residents’ relationship to every single other and to the enough inexperienced spaces that outline Buitenveldert,” Studio Gang Founding Principal Jeanne Gang said in a press release. “At floor level, Qube and Quartz kind a new generous public plaza that brings people today together all-around artwork and landscape. And on Quartz, the balconies migrate in and out of the facade to prolong sightlines diagonally in all directions and enable residents to be aspect of the creating and in synch with the metropolis and just about every other at the exact time.”
The task was developed by Kroonenberg Groep in collaboration with NEOO. On the design and style aspect, Studio Gang worked with nearby affiliate architect Rijnboutt as nicely as inside designer Piet Boon. Dutch backyard designer Piet Oudolf designed the plaza landscaping in collaboration with Deltavormgroep.
“Q Residences is a great instance of how to introduce density to Buitenveldert though employing the rules of the Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan [Amsterdam’s General Expansion Plan],” Rijnboutt Resourceful Director Frederik Vermeesch stated. “The venture delivers a significant amount of excellent throughout all scales, from its urban style and architectural strategy to its materials and specifics.”
Studio Gang opened its Paris outpost in 2017. Between its other latest projects throughout the pond are a facility for the University of Chicago Middle in Paris, which received Honorable Mention in AN’s Greatest of Design and style Awards, Unbuilt – Educational Classification in 2021 and the renovation of an current creating sophisticated in Paris, predicted to full in 2026. And across the English Channel, the firm labored on an instruction facility for the Royal Faculty of Art’s Battersea South campus.