Competition entry for the europan 12 competition in zaanstadt. the project consisted of public housing developed under three models, towers, horizontal structures and town houses. this housing development was adjacent to a canal and comprised three major elements:
1-an underground parking structure under the whole site.
2-a public interface, comprising of cinemas, shopping, heath-club, etc. in and on a ground podium.
3-and finally the housing development proper above the ground podium.

Access and frontage to the water was a guiding theme and this was achieved by submerging part of the site so that each elements of the development had direct access/contact with the canal.

Christophe Barthelemy
Architecte Dplg


OVA Studio