Saturday, December 12th, we hosted together with GG-Loop an information event about project “FREEBOOTER” at Lloyd Hotel at the “Oostelijke Handelskade” in Amsterdam. Two apartments will be constructed and realized next year, for a sneak peak please take a look at the ground floor apartment and the top floor apartment on Funda. Stay tuned for more information on our Facebook event.
Below follows a little bit of history:
When the architect Giacomo Garziano first visited the area, he immediately realized its potential. The vision of the urban plan is rich and articulated. It offers all the functionalities that a new area should have. The relation with the water, the openness, the proximity to the center and to the A10 and the openness makes it a great place to live.
Moreover the investigation of the location’s history and the relation with the water inspired him to design a home with a story. This is his vision of how Zeeburgereiland could be inhabited. The character of the Freebooter is a logical development.
Freebooter was born out of the main elements that characterize the area. It used to be a place where boats were constantly present. This is why he decided to use the elements related to navigation and interpret them according to his vision: the wooden structure typical of the sailing ships and traditional Dutch architecture inspired the construction technology and the feeling of the new interiors; the openness of the floor plan, the change in height according to the function of the room follows basic principle of ship engineering; the transparency of the facades, the balconies and terraces, create a feeling of standing on a ship’s deck, and still preserving privacy and comfort.
The fluidity of the water that carries the ship and the wind that blows its veils inspired both the floor plan, the interiors and the pattern of shading structure.
With this building he wants to bring back the historic memories of the area and give the new inhabitants the feeling of belonging to it since centuries ago.