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Floating Gardens, Amsterdam

Layered landscape for Sloterdijk green axis

Sloterdijk Center forms the heart of the large-scale area development Havenstad. It is currently a stony island in the middle of one of Amsterdam’s green city wedges. The area around the station is rapidly transforming from an office district into a mixed residential and working area. High ecological ambitions are being set to create a landscape network through Sloterdijk, connecting both sides of the green wedge, that extends into the city from the periphery.

Floating Gardens is an integral development in Sloterdijk, with a school in the plinth and about 190 apartments above it. The complex gives extensive substance to the green ambitions by means of various park and garden rooms, both around, on and throughout the building. The school grounds will become a garden room in the park with natural playing facilities.

A Patio garden on the 2nd floor offers a shady and enclosed space. Hanging planting on the balconies and marsh vegetation in planters provide a vulnerable but very sheltered environment. For residents, this garden provides a quiet place.

The Roof Garden on the 5th floor will be an intensively managed neighborhood garden. A sunny spot with low trunk fruit trees, flowering lawns and planters for growing herbs and vegetables. Spacious terraces with views over the city connect to the collective living room in the building.

The Tower Garden on the 8th floor has a rougher climate. At this height the strong wind demands robust planting. Dune planting with sturdy grasses and shrubs on dry and stony ground provides an additional environment to the underlying gardens and green areas.

Year

2018 - 2021

Location

Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Type

Landscape, Public Space

Client

Synchroon developers

Size

2.25 ha

Awards

A+ Awards 2021 - Winner

Team & partners

Michiel Van Driessche
Deborah Lambert
Marnix Vink
Thijs van der Zouwen
Ramona Stiehl
Zamira Abazi
Klaudio Ruci
Robert-Jan van der Linden
Orange Architects
Bureau Rowin Petersma
IMD adviseurs
SmitsRinsma
BK Ingenieurs
Merosch

List
  1. Eemsdelta Campus
  2. Hondsrug Park Amsterdam
  3. Yangmeikeng Sea Boulevard
  4. Urban Food Forest Rijnvliet Utrecht
  5. Healthy Tracks
  6. Towards a healthy city by foot
  7. Floating Gardens, Amsterdam
  8. The Unbound Amsterdam
  9. Brainport Smart District Helmond
  10. The Swan, Zwolle (NL)
  11. Spatial Framework Blankenburg Süden, Berlin
  12. 'Typhoon-proof' Shenzhen's East Coast
  13. Jonas Amsterdam
  14. A green entrance for the airport
  15. Public Space Alpen
  16. Cartesius Quarter
  17. Isle of Dikes
  18. Smakkelaarsveld Utrecht
  19. Darmstadt Masterplan 2030+
  20. Bao’An G107 Corridor
  21. Master Plan Ter Aar, Nieuwkoop
  22. Waterfront Novosibirsk
  23. City Square Tyumen
  24. Almazov National Medical Research Centre
  25. Strategic Urban Green Study
  26. Public Space Strategy Kanpur
  27. Quartierlandschaft Dietenbach
  28. ImageWharf
  29. Ódinstorg Square
  30. Overloon War Museum
  31. Lokhalle Leverkusen
  32. Ludlstrasse Munich
  33. Yaanila Country Park
  34. Redevelopment Strategy Vogabyggð
  35. Villa Garden
  36. City life in the woods
  37. Schie Quarter Schiedam
  38. Socio-technical city of the future
  39. Buji River
  40. Vaskhnil Novosibirsk
  41. Precincts Canterbury Cathedral
  42. Maritime Campus Almere
  43. Resilient Riverscape Berat
  44. Sijthoff
  45. Strategic Plan Shkodra
  46. Ekaterinburg City Campus
  47. Transformation Strategy Gufunes
  48. Transformation Strategy Chelyabinsk
  49. Fish Market Leuven
  50. Zinder Culture Cluster
  51. Food Innovation Strip Ede-Wageningen
  52. S4 Highway Hangzhou
  53. Strategic Plan Fier
  54. Strategic Plan Elbasan
  55. Kronenburg Business Park
  56. Dharavi Mumbai
  57. Masterplan Smáralind Mall
  58. Urban Test Farm Emmen
  59. Ásbrú Enterprise Park
  60. Asylum Seekers Center Ter Apel
  61. Berlin Am Volkspark
  62. The Museum of the 20th Century
  63. Gardabaer
  64. Metropolitan Westerpark Amsterdam
  65. Science and Technology City Chongqing
  66. Yue Xiu 353 Transformation
  67. Erlongshan Recreational Park
  68. Danxia Recreational Park
  69. Campus Lelystad
  70. Proto Tamansari
  71. City Gardens Tyumen
  72. Park Somerlust Amsterdam
  73. Agricultural Innovation Campus
  74. Bandar Lampung Park
  75. R&D Campus Fengxian
  76. S-West Eindhoven
  77. Biodiversity based dairy farming
  78. Heidelberg Creative Quarter
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