For a company with a Paris office environment, it might appear as a surprise that Studio Gang did not have a single concluded creating in continental Europe—until now. Earlier this month, the organization celebrated the opening of Q Residences, a 297,000-sq.-foot condominium complex in Buitenveldert, a neighborhood in the south of Amsterdam and one of the capital’s final backyard metropolitan areas.
Q Residences’ 248 flats are divided amongst two structures, Quartz and Qube. The most striking element of the taller (23-tale) Quartz are staggered white precast concrete balconies that groove and swoosh all-around the facade, shading apartments on the decrease tales.
The tower is connected by using a pedestrian plaza to Qube, its 8-tale neighbor. Qube’s reduced profile, extra classic massing, and neutral shade palette visually url the Q Residences to the encompassing postwar apartment blocks.
Amongst its sustainable characteristics are a significant-effectiveness heating and cooling procedure, in addition to a series of photovoltaic roof panels that electricity on website electric motor vehicle charging stations.
“We intended Q Residences to bolster residents’ connection to each and every other and to the enough eco-friendly areas that determine Buitenveldert,” Studio Gang Founding Principal Jeanne Gang said in a press release. “At ground amount, Qube and Quartz variety a new generous public plaza that provides individuals alongside one another all around art and landscape. And on Quartz, the balconies migrate in and out of the facade to increase sightlines diagonally in all instructions and allow people to be aspect of the setting up and in synch with the metropolis and each individual other at the exact time.”
The venture was designed by Kroonenberg Groep in collaboration with NEOO. On the style and design facet, Studio Gang worked with neighborhood associate architect Rijnboutt as perfectly as interior designer Piet Boon. Dutch backyard garden designer Piet Oudolf established the plaza landscaping in collaboration with Deltavormgroep.
“Q Residences is a wonderful illustration of how to introduce density to Buitenveldert although employing the ideas of the Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan [Amsterdam’s General Expansion Plan],” Rijnboutt Resourceful Director Frederik Vermeesch stated. “The challenge delivers a high level of excellent throughout all scales, from its urban style and design and architectural notion to its supplies and information.”
Studio Gang opened its Paris outpost in 2017. Amid its other recent assignments across the pond are a facility for the University of Chicago Center in Paris, which received Honorable Point out in AN’s Most effective of Structure Awards, Unbuilt – Educational Class in 2021 and the renovation of an current developing intricate in Paris, expected to finish in 2026. And throughout the English Channel, the organization worked on an education facility for the Royal School of Art’s Battersea South campus.