For a firm with a Paris office environment, it could occur as a surprise that Studio Gang did not have a single finished building in continental Europe—until now. Previously this thirty day period, the business celebrated the opening of Q Residences, a 297,000-sq.-foot condominium advanced in Buitenveldert, a community in the south of Amsterdam and one of the capital’s remaining backyard garden metropolitan areas.
Q Residences’ 248 flats are divided among two structures, Quartz and Qube. The most placing feature of the taller (23-tale) Quartz are staggered white precast concrete balconies that groove and swoosh all over the facade, shading apartments on the reduced stories.
The tower is linked via a pedestrian plaza to Qube, its 8-tale neighbor. Qube’s lower profile, much more regular massing, and neutral color palette visually backlink the Q Residences to the bordering postwar apartment blocks.
Between its sustainable features are a high-performance heating and cooling system, in addition to a sequence of photovoltaic roof panels that electrical power on internet site electrical automobile charging stations.
“We developed Q Residences to fortify residents’ relationship to every single other and to the sufficient inexperienced spaces that determine Buitenveldert,” Studio Gang Founding Principal Jeanne Gang stated in a push release. “At ground level, Qube and Quartz kind a new generous public plaza that provides people today collectively all-around artwork and landscape. And on Quartz, the balconies migrate in and out of the facade to extend sightlines diagonally in all directions and permit people to be section of the constructing and in synch with the metropolis and each individual other at the identical time.”
The venture was produced by Kroonenberg Groep in collaboration with NEOO. On the style facet, Studio Gang worked with area associate architect Rijnboutt as perfectly as inside designer Piet Boon. Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf produced the plaza landscaping in collaboration with Deltavormgroep.
“Q Residences is a terrific illustration of how to introduce density to Buitenveldert even though making use of the ideas of the Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan [Amsterdam’s General Expansion Plan],” Rijnboutt Innovative Director Frederik Vermeesch said. “The task brings a higher level of quality throughout all scales, from its city design and architectural strategy to its materials and facts.”
Studio Gang opened its Paris outpost in 2017. Amid its other present initiatives across the pond are a facility for the University of Chicago Heart in Paris, which won Honorable Point out in AN’s Finest of Style Awards, Unbuilt – Instructional Classification in 2021 and the renovation of an present building sophisticated in Paris, predicted to comprehensive in 2026. And throughout the English Channel, the company worked on an schooling facility for the Royal Faculty of Art’s Battersea South campus.