Studio Gang’s first project in continental Europe is complete

Greg Stevens

For a business with a Paris workplace, it may appear as a shock that Studio Gang did not have a one completed setting up in continental Europe—until now. Before this month, the company celebrated the opening of Q Residences, a 297,000-sq.-foot apartment sophisticated in Buitenveldert, a community in the south of Amsterdam and one particular of the capital’s closing yard metropolitan areas.

The 23-tale Quartz, pictured here, is the taller of the two buildings at Q Residences. (Kees Hummel)

Q Residences’ 248 apartments are divided amid two structures, Quartz and Qube. The most hanging feature of the taller (23-story) Quartz are staggered white precast concrete balconies that groove and swoosh close to the facade, shading apartments on the lessen tales.

The 8-story Qube is intended to dialogue intently with the bordering postwar housing blocks. (Kees Hummel)

The tower is joined through a pedestrian plaza to Qube, its 8-story neighbor. Qube’s lower profile, much more regular massing, and neutral colour palette visually connection the Q Residences to the bordering postwar condominium blocks.

Between its sustainable functions are a high-overall performance heating and cooling procedure, in addition to a series of photovoltaic roof panels that ability on web-site electric automobile charging stations.

Quartz less than development (Kees Hummel)

“We intended Q Residences to fortify residents’ link to every single other and to the ample environmentally friendly areas that define Buitenveldert,” Studio Gang Founding Principal Jeanne Gang mentioned in a push release. “At floor degree, Qube and Quartz sort a new generous community plaza that provides men and women together all over artwork and landscape. And on Quartz, the balconies migrate in and out of the facade to prolong sightlines diagonally in all directions and make it possible for citizens to be section of the building and in synch with the town and every single other at the exact same time.”

Qube (Kees Hummel)

The task was made by Kroonenberg Groep in collaboration with NEOO. On the structure side, Studio Gang worked with area associate architect Rijnboutt as effectively as inside designer Piet Boon. Dutch backyard designer Piet Oudolf made the plaza landscaping in collaboration with Deltavormgroep.

“Q Residences is a fantastic illustration of how to introduce density to Buitenveldert though making use of the principles of the Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan [Amsterdam’s General Expansion Plan],” Rijnboutt Imaginative Director Frederik Vermeesch stated. “The undertaking delivers a high stage of good quality across all scales, from its city style and design and architectural principle to its supplies and specifics.”

(Kees Hummel)

Studio Gang opened its Paris outpost in 2017. Among its other latest jobs across the pond are a facility for the College of Chicago Heart in Paris, which gained Honorable Point out in AN’s Best of Layout Awards, Unbuilt – Instructional Category in 2021 and the renovation of an current creating complicated in Paris, anticipated to full in 2026. And across the English Channel, the company labored on an schooling facility for the Royal College or university of Art’s Battersea South campus.

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