Published in DASH #05 - The Urban Enclave
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Amsterdamde Architekten Cie.

From the 1990s the Oostelijk Havengebied (Eastern Dock Area) in Amsterdam was developed into a residential and work zone, using various large projects that display diverse urban planning models. On Java-eiland (Java Island) closed building blocks were deployed to create a kind of super-block, with added functions in the courtyards. Borneo-Sporenburg is covered with a compact tissue of deep and narrow patio dwellings, interspersed with several large residential buildings. On Piet Heinkade (clusters) of sturdy buildings allude to the large scale of the warehouses that once dominated the scene. In the most recently developed section of the Oostelijk Havengebied, an old harbour called Funen, the basic model is that of villas in a park.

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