Published in DASH #05 - The Urban Enclave
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AmsterdamKrier Kohl Architekten

At the northern point of Sloterplas, a lake in Amsterdam, lies Noorderhof, a project built to a design by Krier Kohl Architekten. Noorderhof is situated in a zone originally intended for schools, surrounded by the open parcellation so characteristic of the suburb known as the Westelijke Tuinsteden and Cornelis van Eesteren’s Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan (AUP, General Expansion Plan). The project comprises four closed building blocks, grouped around the OLV van Lourdes Church by Marinus Granpré Molière (1955-1957), and two smaller blocks to the south of the church, where an existing semi-circular residential building now forms the southern limit of the neighbourhood…

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