martes, 14 de junio de 2011

Alphabet Building | MVRDV | Arquitectura 3d

Alphabet Building by MVRDV
Dutch architects
have designed this creative industries office block in
Amsterdam that has letters of the alphabet cut out of the facade.
Alphabet Building by MVRDV
Each cut-out is the window to an office unit and each letter
signifies the address extension for the occupying business.
Alphabet Building by MVRDV
On the east facade of the Alphabet Building a series of
dotted windows spell out the number 52, relating to the address.
Alphabet Building by MVRDV
All letters of the alphabet have been used apart from I and
Q. The original design included Q (as shown in top image) but
was later replaced by Z .
Alphabet Building by MVRDV
The project is scheduled for completion in 2012.
Alphabet Building by MVRDV

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The following details are from MVRDV:
Alphabet Building Amsterdam
MVRDV designs creative industry hub
Amsterdam based project development corporation NIC started
sale of the MVRDV designed Alphabet building. In Amsterdam small
and mid-size creative companies have trouble finding suitable
office space. The Alphabet building communicates through a clear
exterior design which reveals on the East façade the house
number and at the main façade its extension for each company, a
letter of the alphabet. The interior is highly flexible and
completed with a rough and pure finishing. The 3200m2 creative
industry building will be completed in 2012 according to high
energy efficiency standards.
Alphabet Building by MVRDV
  • On the East facade the house number, on the front facade
    its extension.
The creative industry has seemingly unrealistic demands when
it comes to office locations: a incubator of creative ideas
which is spacious and inspiring with a differentiating design at
a great location with car access. The Alphabet building in the
Amsterdam port refurbishment Minervahaven unites all these
qualities. The former port is currently refurbished to become a
creative hub.
Alphabet Building by MVRDV
  • Behind each letter is a flexible office unit
The building is on a relatively small site of 30 x 30 meters
and consists of a transparent plinth with a compact office block
on top. Behind each letter of the façade the building offers a
flexible unit of 128m2, the units can be sold independently or
as a series of letters. Design studio Thonik will occupy the top
floor or the letters A to F. As it was impossible to put the
entire alphabet on the façade the letters I and Q are missing:
the IQ is inside the building.
Alphabet Building by MVRDV
  • Interior finishings are concrete, aluminium and steel
The interior finishing follows the demand of creative
companies, large loft like spaces with a rough finishing: no
double ceilings, exposed materials such as concrete, aluminium
and steel. A number of sustainable technologies give the
building an excellent energy profile. Parking is located inside
the plinth, circulation and spacious outside areas at the back
of the building.

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