Oostenburg Kavel 3 Werkspoorhal
As part of the urban renewal of the former Amsterdam Oostenburg docks area, LOLA designed a covered square in an old warehouse and four sustainable roof gardens for the adjacent residential towers. The covered square will be the social hub for the area while the roofs are used to meet sustainability goals such as energy generation, water buffering and new ecological habitats.
Warehouse Werkspoorhal 3 was used as an assembly hall for large maritime diesel engines. LOLA transformed the monumental hall into a new exciting public square with space for events, markets, cafes and restaurants, while maintaining its feeling and quality. The design is based on a functional floor pattern made out of reused industrial plates with a cast-iron steel grid. Inspired by original elements new furniture, including big green planters, has been designed by LOLA. By maintaining the steel structure the character of the hall is retained. The flexible programming in the plinths of the Werkspoorhal will attract future residents and visitors.
Next to the redevelopment of the square, four new residential towers are created. Parts of these towers will be social housing. LOLA designed the roofscapes of the towers in such a way that it meets the strict sustainability goals for this project. On these roofs, new ecological habitats for birds are combined with rainwater retention (for large peak showers), energy production and roof gardens for the inhabitants of the towers.