• DE SILO’S

    DE SILO’S

    DE SILO’S

    Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam
    39600m3 |  2018

    VINK bouw / Grayfield

    DE DRIE KONINGEN, ZEEBURGEREILAND, AMSTERDAM

    ‘De drie Koningen’ huisvest uiteenlopende activiteiten in Sportheldenbuurt

    Amsterdam krijgt er in 2020 drie stadsiconen bij, de drie oude waterzuivering silo’s worden omgebouwd en uitgebreid tot drie markante gebouwen. Door de karakteristieken van de oude silo’s te behouden en met nieuwbouw op te toppen worden ze dé trotse identiteitsdrager van Zeeburg, een gebied dat de laatste jaren sterk in ontwikkeling is. De silo’s zullen een diverse mix aan publieke en commerciële functies huisvesten met een sterke focus op de buurt. De gemeente Amsterdam schreef in 2017 een tender uit waarbij ‘De Drie Koningen’ tot absolute winnaar is gekozen. Naast TANK zijn VINK bouw, Grayfield en Brouwerij ’t IJ betrokken bij het concept, de bouw en de programmering.

    Caspar, Melchior & Balthazar
    De naam van het project' de Drie Koningen' staat symbool voor de eenheid en de verscheidenheid die de silo’s samen belichamen. Elke silo is apart geprogrammeerd waardoor er optimale aansluiting is bij de behoefte van de buurt als op stadsniveau. Het dak van de voormalige silo's biedt een panoramisch uitzicht over de stad en is publiek toegankelijk.

    Duurzame architectuur
    Doorslaggevende elementen voor het winnen van de herontwikkeling van de silo’s zijn duurzaamheid, programmering en architectuur. Menno Kooistra van TANK: “We hebben bij het ontwerp de hoogste standaard op het gebied van duurzaamheid verwerkt. De gekozen systematiek is BREEAM, met label 'Outstanding'".

    Programmering
    De drie silo’s zijn verdeeld in een oost, west en midden, met elk een unieke functie. Zo wordt er in de westersilo ruimte geboden aan sport en spel, is er een ontmoetingsruimte in de oostersilo, waar een Brewpub van Brouwerij ’t IJ wordt gevestigd en een restaurant komt. De middelste silo huisvest een culturele evenementruimte die overdag als huiskamer voor de buurt dient. Bovendien wordt deze silo twee dagen per maand gratis ter beschikking gesteld voor bijzondere plannen van buurtbewoners, scholen of sportverenigingen: van workshops tot muziek- of dansuitvoeringen tot trouwceremonies.

    Ontwerp
    TANK heeft vooral het bestaande rauwe karakter van de voormalige waterzuiveringssilo’s omarmd. Dit karakter wordt ervaren in de imposante binnenruimte, maar komt ook terug in het ontwerp van de nieuwe toevoeging. “Met de robuuste houten volumes die in contrast staan met het oude beton van de silo’s ontstaat een iconisch beeld dat de skyline van Amsterdam zal verrijken.
  • PEPER

    PEPER

    PEPER

    AMSTERDAM
    2018

    TANKS Homemade concept

    If you want to buy a property in a new apartment complex, there is no freedom to choose an extra window for more views, larger windows for more daylight or a larger balcony. The possibility of choices for the future residents is often limited to the built-in package, with a significant additional price for each personal choice which deviates from the standard package. How can we accommodate, without the additional cost, personal choices that have a positive influence on the apartment quality in the overall design of the building?

    TANK has the solution. The Homemade concepts create a common interest from which both developer and resident will benefit. As a future resident you buy an apartment with a basic façade design that meets building regulations and, among other things, the municipal preconditions. The buyer can choose from various predesigned and detailed options such as larger windows for more daylight, extra windows for better view and a larger balcony for more outdoor living space. By including these buyer options at the early stage and being part of the documents for the contractor selection, there are no high additional costs for the buyer. In addition, when the future resident invests extra in his apartment for more window space or larger outdoor space this will benefit the value of his home.

    In addition to the resident’s freedom of choice over the view, daylight and the size of the balcony, freedom of choice enrich the diversity and vibrancy of the total facade. In principle there is three window types plus larger openings for balconies. Windows become larger in steps of 20 cm, starting from 2m. Although the façade looks random, there are clear rules regarding to the composition.
  • VOORTUINEN

    VOORTUINEN

    VOORTUINEN

    Amsterdam
    2016
    www.devoortuinen.nl
    Pinnacle Property Development

    FROM OFFICE TO APARTMENT

    From an old office building to comfortable apartments with a panoramic view, private terraces with trees, private elevator, and the Westerpark on your doorstep. This is 'De Voortuinen', a new housing project designed by TANK.

    Each apartment has their own ‘front garden’: a royal private terrance which also serves as an entrance to the apartment. Architect & Partner Menno Kooistra from TANK turns the conventional housing typology inside-out: “As a owner you step from the Westerpark, via the elevator, directly on to your own frontgarden.”

    'De Voortuinen' is a ground-breaking transformation project. The project contains a unique find: the elevators whom are currently positioned in the building’s core, are moved to the facade. This reduces the amount of hallways inside and leading up to your apartment, leaving more room for living spaces, allowing you to step directly from your elevator lobby in your own apartment.
    There are hardly any communal spaces in 'De Voortuinen'. Kooistra says: “Hallways, lobbies, and corridors, are mainly seen as source possible discomfort. Privacy is getting more and more important. Meanwhile the idea of sharing private space or possessions is becoming an active part of contemporary society. You can subled a vacant room, just like you share you car. The design plays a central role since it allows each separate living space to have it’s own front door. “

    All rooms are accessible from the private front garden, it creates a situation in which the apartment can be decided and used in many different ways. Part of the apartment can be subled as separate studio, have an office or practice. While households are expanding this space can be easily reconnected to the appartement without mayor refurbishment, or be turned into a private residence for an au-pair. This extra front door allows the appartement to be used overtime, even whilst moving into new family situations.

    “Green spaces are not a luxury in the city”, Kooistra states. On each of the twelve levels, ten buckets are placed containing trees, bushes, and smaller vegetation like herbs and grass. Trees are watered by a central irrigation system. Water used, is collected and stored on the roof, underneath the solar panels. This ecological densification contributes to reducing heating, filters fine dust, and demise noise-pollution. “We literally pull the Westerpark into the apartment”.

    Although the former bank toren undergoes complete transformation, the existing structure remains intact and forms a characteristic detail in every appartement. The transformation is an important step towards to future plans of Westerpark West, the urban plan 'De Voortuinen' is part of, which will be developed in the coming years.

    'De Voortuinen' offers a large variety of apartments ranging from 30 to 330 square metres. All apartments own a private terrace and are without Amsterdam leasehold.
  • HERENGRACHT 182

    HERENGRACHT 182

    HERENGRACHT 182

    Amsterdam-NL
    2017

    Miltten

    Optimising a Dutch monument

    Originally built as a private residence in 1781, the monumental building on Herengracht 182 has been subjected to a series of functional adaptations to accommodate new companies. After this the building consecutively house a charity establishment, an insurance company, a university, offices and a start-up incubator. The layout of the monument has proven its resilience over time, not having to undergo any radical changes. TANK’s proposal for the monument aims to revalue the historical monument and maximise its functional potential, optimising the original monument instead of transforming it. By removing additions implemented by previous users and adding tactic architectural elements, we further enhanced the performance of the building.

    The changed demands of modern day companies require a wider range of environments and workspaces that are not solely dedicated to production focused activities. For instance, a meeting or brainstorm session that takes place in a non-generic office space could increase productivity. Work is no longer bound to a specific time, place and/or activity but rather to a lifestyle and identity. By vertically splitting the monument from its neighbor, we were able to change its function in the zoning plan from offices into housing - change the buildings regulatory limitations - which permitted us to create a entirely new range of functional possibilities. Each room now allows for temporary, non-conventional and flexible corporate use, day or night. For example: a nocturnal art-exhibition, a hybrid 72hour pop-up experience or collaborative corporate event sparking creativity.

    Inspired by its original residential purpose, and referring to the social gentleman clubs of the 18th century, the building is reprogrammed to The Residents. Three different pillars define the types of spaces within the building: The Etalage, The Suites and The Club. The Etalage addresses both front sides of the building and houses a shop, café/restaurant and gym. A multitude of specific workspaces with their own logical organisation and theme are collectively named: The Suites. The Club refers to all communal spaces including the monumental ballroom on the second floor and the lobby on the top level with the panoramic view.

    The new architectural elements are tactic, in a way that we propose smart interventions that maximise the performance of the building. A staircase is placed in the left patio to create a second escape route that makes overnight stays possible and create a separate horizontal or vertical connection between floors for tenants that occupy multiple floors. A lighting installation is placed in the right patio to optimise lighting conditions to compensate with the depth of the building. The panorama room on the upper floor connects to the tower room, which has a 360 view, making the top floor a unique feature. TANK proposed to remove all interior walls and introduce a large-scale space for collective use: The Lobby. The new roof scape consists of structural beams spanning the full width of the building. This maximizes height, optimizes daylight, blocks direct sunlight and creates a diffuse distribution of light. It also includes vegetation for rainwater management, trees to naturally block sunlight in summer and maximise daylight in winter and integrates artificial lighting. 
  • RIVIUM QUADRANT 2

    RIVIUM QUADRANT 2

    RIVIUM QUADRANT 2

    AMSTERDAM
    2017

    Het Transformatiefonds

    How can technology accommodate a remote area to become a vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood?

    Located outside the eastern ring road of Rotterdam, Rivium is a car-dominated office district that will be transformed into a mixed-use neighbourhood with housing and public programs. The low-dense area is dominated by centralised office blocks surrounded by ground level parking. To cope with the remote location, the district is connected by a self-driving public transport system that connects with the surrounding neighbourhoods. A pioneering network easy to reduce, expand, reroute, reconnect or change its intervals according to its uncertain future. The network makes the district ideal for other programs as student housing for the nearby universities, short/extended stay hotels for the nearby sportpark and workspaces/ateliers for the creative companies due to its expandability in network and program. TANK’s proposal for Rivium Quadrant 2 is a strategic two-phased plan; 1, build a kickstarter new student tower to significantly intensify the plot and introduce new program to the area, and 2, transform the existing building block with program defined by the success of phase 1 tower.

    The new (phase 1) tower is defined by a structural table, constructed out of four compact legs - two elevators and two staircases - to create an efficient floor plan. The structure makes is possible to program each floor differently and creates the possibility for an exchange of program. The ceiling heights vary dependant on the program per floor. A stacked multitude of student houses - a vertical reinterpretation of the dormroom - are alternated by collective living rooms and public program. On the ground and first floor the towers are connected by an artificial landscape pleated to create a terrace on the south, entrance to the deck on the north, program that addresses the neighbourhood on the north and a main entrance in the west. The core surface of the plint remains parking. The two existing (phase 2) towers will be programmed for creative entrepreneurs or start-up businesses while pending its final transformation when tower 1 is finished.

    Branded as The Departments, the building creates its own micro-economy by making it possible for the students to exploit their own living space and earn back part of the rent. For the individual iinc (entrepreneurs or business) a 32m2 living room is organised along a gallery with easy accessible window fronts. For the collective students a central 200m2 living room can be exploited as cinema, kitchen, start-up incubator, workshop, atelier for artists, studio, gym, pool, brewery, etc. The structure of the building makes it possible to alternate other (public) programs in the building.

    The Departments App accommodates the micro-economy by offering a digital platform for connections and exchange. The app serves as a virtual map for the building, agenda and private wallet. Students can offer their business or services via the app or see whats happening in their building. To anticipate and act on future developments, the app is also accessible outside the community and before the building is realised to gather information. Payments are done with the buildings own crypto-currency.
  • STADSTUINEN

    STADSTUINEN

    STADSTUINEN

    AMSTERDAM
    2016

    Pinnacle Property Development

    URBAN LIVING IN BETWEEN THE GREEN

    The project location of 'Stadstuinen' is part of the strategy to extend the westerpark westwards and making it natural to extend the Westerpark within the apartments. Westerpark is a green oasis situated just outside the city centre of Amsterdam. Nowadays urbanity asks for highly flexible, future resilient and sustainable apartments. Because living, working and leisure are more interfering with each other the ability to share space with friends, tourists or other people is becoming more and more important.

    The 9 floors high tower has an industrial character and on every facade you can see a vertical stroke of patio´s constructed underneath each other. The apartments can easily be adjusted per day or per season and the patio´s can be used as an inner or outer space. Because the climate comfort can be used individually, each resident can adjust it to their specific needs or wishes. This accumulates in a pleasant and healthy inside climate and a strong reduction of the energy use. Stadstuinen results in a mixture between high urban architecture combined with attractive, big and enclosed patio´s; urban living in between the green.
  • SUIKERUNIE

    SUIKERUNIE

    SUIKERUNIE

    Groningen
    2017

    Het Transformatiefonds

    Modular urbanism

    TANK’s Suikerunie proposal creates a temporary city on a former industrial site in Groningen. 500 shipping containers are stacked and connected to create a large variety of building blocks. Some have private balconies or terraces, others blocks have voids that are used as collective living rooms. Some voids house collective program as a restaurant, cinema, sporthal, bar, pool, washing room, bicycle storage, study-/workspace, event space, club, etc. The form and identity of the blocks are a result of how the collective or private spaces are organised within the building. Within the architectural ensemble, the blocks are arranged around a collective courtyard to reach the required density.

    Phase 1 of the plan contains 17 unique building blocks. The different circulation and the arrangement of collective spaces create a wide range of block types and housing types for different users. Students and groups of students houses are accessible through a shared living that wraps through the building. Other blocks for starters or small families have shared rooftops or private balconies. Within the courtyard the containers house a café/restaurant, pool, laundry room or bicycle storage.

    The container interiors are fully prefabricated and shipped to the location by boat. The container structure is then wrapped with an insulating facade (with balcony). The project joins TANK’s exploration of resilient and lively urban environments.
  • JOY JAAGPAD

    JOY JAAGPAD

    JOY JAAGPAD

    Amsterdam
    2016

    ALTC Joy Jaagpad

    HYPER PERGOLA

    TANK designed an adaptable structure composed out of a grid and surface elements to accommodate a variety of activities and conditions. The structure potentially grows with the clubs current and future, known and yet to be known ambitions and demands for the clubhouse. The structure deviates from the conventional questions of identity (representation, association, form, etc.) or function (bar, viewingdeck, tribute, etc.) and is solely focussed on the performance of the structure when its in use. It can be high, low, big, small, square, long, etc. And it is a hyper pergola that extends the use of a clubhouse.

    The tennisclub is located in the south-west corner of the A10 ring road in Amsterdam. An extension of the highway forced a reconfiguration of the clubs territory, with a relocation of the clubhouse and a rearrangement of the tennis courts. The change created a possibility to reposition the clubhouse better fitting the kind of club they currently are and their ambitions for the future. Over the years the club has increased in size and activities that take place during and after the games. Some activities are occurring daily or regularly, others monthly or yearly. Some a generic and some are specific. Some are big and some are small. The structure accommodates these possibilities without ruling out by importance.

    The future ambitions of the Joy Jaagpad club(house), collided with the recent questions of what a clubhouse is. A clubhouse is no longer defined by a single program (the bar, the tribune or the beach pavilion) or a double identity (couch-clubhouse, outlook-clubhouse or country-clubhouse) but is shaped by the variety of activities that could take place, the conditions that occur and the complexity of the context. Some requirements relate to the tennis matches, some are more organisational. Some are dual: “we want the possibly of housing a large indoor event, but our main focus are the matches outside” or “we want to stay dry and watch a tennis match at the last court”. Rather that convict ideas, TANK approached these possibilities without constraints by creating a structure that could house all.

    The laminated wooden grid of 3 by 3 m serves for attachment of surface elements: a floor, a wall, a roof, a stair, etc, to create spaces like: shelters, tribunes, platforms, a stage, a party room, a lounge and even a high point overlooking all tenniscourts.
  • NIEUWEVAART

    NIEUWEVAART

    NIEUWEVAART

    Amsterdam
    6300m2 |  2016

    APF International B.V.

    High-end office transformation

    For Nieuwevaart - located in a monumental cityscape - TANK designed the transformation of a low-end office into a high-end office to match todays requirements. The building is characterised by large open plans with a depth of 30 meters and extensive views to a monumental streetscape with a historical icon, which make the location unique for large businesses.

    The current brick facade with small windows is typically designed for single office rooms. Therefore TANK replaced the facade by a highly transparent structure constructed out of concave glass and steel panels. Glass curtainwalls are mostly bound to the outskirts of the city, here it meets tradition in an interactive manner. More daylight and a better distribution of light into the building increased the surface of good quality work space. The concave glass eliminates the need for profiles and increase the extensive views. The all-glass facade minimises the surface in the core to an ideal ratio for supporting and additional program. And the concave panels show a unusual result of transparency and fragmented reflections of the surrounding.

    The grand size of each glass plate (5.9 m tall by 3.2 m wide and a radius of 1.8 m) creates a monumental scale, referring to and fitting in it’s historical context.
  • PIER VAN SCHEVENINGEN

    PIER VAN SCHEVENINGEN

    PIER VAN SCHEVENINGEN

    Scheveningen, NL
    2016

    Kondor Wessels, DanZep

    SITTING AT THE PIER...

    2015 - In the summer the Pier reopened for public. The pier will be operated for at approximately five years, in which space is offered to a wide range of amenities. Think of art and culture, events, F&B and shopping. In the meanwhile a long term plan will be developed give the Pier a final stable existence. TANK is working on a long term research and development strategy for Scheveningens Pier.
    2016 - TANK presented ideas on the pier at several public and political events.
    2017 - ongoing.
    2018 - still ongoing.
  • WFC3 WORLD FASHION CENTER

    WFC3 WORLD FASHION CENTER

    WFC3 WORLD FASHION CENTER

    AMSTERDAM
    2015

    PINNACLE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

    Study for the transformation of one of the towers the World Fashion Center into an apartment block.




  • NDSM WHARF

    NDSM WHARF

    NDSM WHARF

    Amsterdam
    2015

    The NDSM Wharf is characterised by its large scale preserved industrial warehouses. Some remain empty, some are reprogrammed. TANK's proposal for the NDSM Wharf introduces a restaurant and an event space to house the core of the building. A transparant glass structure serves as a light house and brings in daylight to the core of the warehouse. A multileveled scaffolding creates multiple levels and connects the inside with outside terraces. Events could occur in between industrial debris and parts of heavy machinery, creating a industrial backdrop thats marks the area. The warehouse interior becomes a industrial decor for the new functions.
  • VIVIUM ZORGGROEP

    VIVIUM ZORGGROEP

    VIVIUM ZORGGROEP

    HUIZEN
    2014

    VIVIUM, GODELINDE
    Extension and redevelopment of a residential care center.

    LOCATION
    Huizen, The Netherlands

    CLIENT
    Vivium Zorggroep

    YEAR
    2014

    STATUS
    Preliminary design

    PROGRAM
    Residential care center

    TEAM
    Cooper Feldman
    Rossicon
    Nikkessen Projecten
  • BRANDHOUT

    BRANDHOUT

    BRANDHOUT

    Amsterdam
    2016

    IT'S ALL REUSE

    Brandhout, means firewood in Dutch, is a concept of 100% reused building materials. TANK created in collaboration with Grayfield and IQ Creative a concept and design for a restaurant in Amsterdam North.

  • VESTZAKTHEATER

    VESTZAKTHEATER

    VESTZAKTHEATER

    Son en Breugel, NL
    2016

    Nikkessen Projecten - Rossicon

    Transformation of a former theatre into apartments including a new development of courtyard houses.
  • OD75

    OD75

    OD75

    Den Haag
    2013

    Pinnacle Property Development

    TRANSFORMATION OF FORMER SHELL OFFICE

    Living in Benoordenhout at the historic estate Oostduin. The Marie Bylandt complex makes it possible to live on an estate where peace, history and beauty combined with a cosmopolitan character of comfort, modernity and allure. Beautiful loft apartments overlooking both the Dutch coast and the skyline of The Hague and magnificent pavilion houses surrounded by nature with the extraordinary private outdoor spaces.
  • RIVIERSTAETE

    RIVIERSTAETE

    RIVIERSTAETE

    Amsterdam
    2013

    Pinnacle Property Development

    Menno Kooistra Architects/TANK reimagined the Rivierstaete office as a high quality residential building. Once the building was the largest office building in Europe. Because of its large scale and proportions, the new apartments have a unique view that tops out of the low scale surroundings.

    The original office facades of the building has been replaced by a floor to ceiling glass. The convex glass plates bend inwards to create balconies and passive shading on the floors below. The balconies are enclosed by glass creating privacy between neighbouring apartments. On the interior the glass facade appears to be concave maximising daylight and views. The glass panels are printed with functional vertical lines on the outside to integrate sun shading, privacy and profiling of glass plates and openable windows.
  • BURGERWEESHUIS

    BURGERWEESHUIS

    BURGERWEESHUIS

    Amsterdam
    2014

    Vlasman Projecten, Greyfield

    ALDO VAN EYCKS ORPHANAGE (BURGERWEESHUIS)

    TANK envisioned an elevated extension composed out of a horizontal slabs and structural voids to programmatically intensify yet preserve a monument. Our proposal for the transformation renews the program and organisation without changing the original concept or performance of the building.

    Located in the southern edge, within the inner ring of Amsterdam, the Orphanage (Burgerweeshuis) designed by Aldo van Eyck in 1960 is a micro-city with urban elements as the street, square, collective space and residence. An ensemble of interconnected courtyards give access to the collective spaces and residential rooms with private gardens. Intended as social and functional squares the courtyards perform similar to collective squares in a city. With the reprogramming in 1991 the original program of the Orphanage is moved elsewhere. Today the micro-city aims to significantly expand the program of the site with new office space.

    The new two-level building is elevated above the complex and accessible through the courtyards. These spaces that were originally designed as 'nodes of connections and interaction', today also connect the old with the new, street and pavilion, museum and office, ground park and skypark, intensifying the performance of the voids. The original mini-city that could potentially grow outwards, expands upwards to increase and align its density to neighbouring buildings. The structural cores bring in daylight to the plinth, stairs and elevators thereby creating momentum visible from the outside. The outdoor spaces on the ground level become voids in the volume above allowing daylight to pass through.