BUILDING TYPE HOUSING
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Zaaneiland/Zaanwerf: De Kaai / De Kiel, Het Dok, De Helling, Zaandam
Claus en Kaan
Meyer & Van Schooten
Van den Oever, Zaaijer, Roodbeen & Partners
PUBLICATIONS:de Architect 1997-1, 1997-11, 1999-9; Blauwe Kamer 1998-3; Bouw 2000-1, 2003-10
Since 1989, the run-down industrial sites along the river Zaan have steadily been replaced by new-build, predominantly housing supplemented by cultural and recreational facilities and commerce. The most notable features of this 11 kilometre long project are Zaaneiland, a new district in Zaanstad, to a design by Alle Hosper with housing by Rudy Uytenhaak and others, and the Zaanwerf component of the project near the town centre. Europan competition-winners Tania Concko and Pierre Gautier supplied the masterplan. The chunky brick housing takes its cue from the original industrial architecture.