HOUSING NOVA ZEMBLASTRAAT
GIROD & GROENEVELD, 1975-1977, Nova Zemblastraat, Amsterdam
Girod & Groeneveld
Jan van Berge
Built in phases, this housing project replaced warehouses of the type gradually disappearing from Amsterdam. Small blocks, at right angles to the main access, are linked by low-rise volumes. The use of concrete block, semi-circular staircases, flat roofs and a rhythmic structure of balconies, small access galleries and maisonettes produced an architecture that deviates from standard urban redevelopment practice.