December 4, 2023

Studio Gang’s first project in continental Europe is complete

For a organization with a Paris office environment, it may possibly come as a surprise…

For a organization with a Paris office environment, it may possibly come as a surprise that Studio Gang did not have a single concluded creating in continental Europe—until now. Previously this month, the agency celebrated the opening of Q Residences, a 297,000-sq.-foot condominium complex in Buitenveldert, a neighborhood in the south of Amsterdam and 1 of the capital’s last backyard garden towns.

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

Q Residences’ 248 flats are divided amongst two buildings, Quartz and Qube. The most hanging element of the taller (23-tale) Quartz are staggered white precast concrete balconies that groove and swoosh close to the facade, shading flats on the decreased tales.

The 8-story Qube is meant to dialogue carefully with the encompassing postwar housing blocks. (Kees Hummel)

The tower is joined by way of a pedestrian plaza to Qube, its 8-story neighbor. Qube’s decreased profile, additional classic massing, and neutral coloration palette visually link the Q Residences to the bordering postwar condominium blocks.

Amongst its sustainable attributes are a substantial-overall performance heating and cooling technique, in addition to a sequence of photovoltaic roof panels that electricity on site electric powered auto charging stations.

Quartz underneath construction (Kees Hummel)

“We developed Q Residences to strengthen residents’ link to each individual other and to the enough environmentally friendly areas that determine Buitenveldert,” Studio Gang Founding Principal Jeanne Gang reported in a push release. “At floor level, Qube and Quartz variety a new generous public plaza that brings individuals alongside one another all around artwork and landscape. And on Quartz, the balconies migrate in and out of the facade to lengthen sightlines diagonally in all instructions and allow for people to be part of the creating and in synch with the metropolis and every single other at the exact time.”

Qube (Kees Hummel)

The job was made by Kroonenberg Groep in collaboration with NEOO. On the style and design aspect, Studio Gang labored with nearby affiliate architect Rijnboutt as very well as inside designer Piet Boon. Dutch yard designer Piet Oudolf designed the plaza landscaping in collaboration with Deltavormgroep.

“Q Residences is a excellent instance of how to introduce density to Buitenveldert though using the concepts of the Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan [Amsterdam’s General Expansion Plan],” Rijnboutt Resourceful Director Frederik Vermeesch explained. “The undertaking delivers a substantial stage of top quality across all scales, from its urban style and architectural idea to its resources and specifics.”

(Kees Hummel)

Studio Gang opened its Paris outpost in 2017. Between its other existing projects across the pond are a facility for the University of Chicago Center in Paris, which gained Honorable Mention in AN’s Greatest of Design Awards, Unbuilt – Academic Classification in 2021 and the renovation of an present building complex in Paris, expected to finish in 2026. And across the English Channel, the company worked on an education facility for the Royal Higher education of Art’s Battersea South campus.