Blok 16, Almere, Netherlands


Related person
Addison Godel (was created by)
Date
1999-2004
Description
"Block 16 is part of the master plan designed by OMA for a new prestigious city centre in Almere. The autonomous expressive block reacts on two conditions: the billowing end marks as a kind of gatekeeper the harbour entrance. At the other end the movement is smoothed and the building fits in with the right-angled grid of the adjacent glass high-rise housing blocks. The block is sited on a basement car park (design OMA) serving as a pedestal. The elevated deck level is half occupied by the common entrance and the storerooms. The other part is a gym which continues on the parking level below where it ends in the fitness-café , an autonomous pavilion." -- http://www.renevanzuuk.nl/
Style/Period
1990s (1990 - 1999)
2000s (2000 - 2009)