Studio Gang’s first project in continental Europe is complete

For a agency with a Paris workplace, it may possibly arrive as a shock that Studio Gang did not have a single completed developing in continental Europe—until now. Earlier this thirty day period, the organization celebrated the opening of Q Residences, a 297,000-square-foot condominium sophisticated in Buitenveldert, a community in the south of Amsterdam and one of the capital’s final yard towns.

The 23-story Quartz, pictured below, is the taller of the two buildings at Q Residences. (Kees Hummel)

Q Residences’ 248 residences are divided among two properties, Quartz and Qube. The most striking feature of the taller (23-story) Quartz are staggered white precast concrete balconies that groove and swoosh around the facade, shading apartments on the reduce stories.

The eight-story Qube is meant to dialogue carefully with the encompassing postwar housing blocks. (Kees Hummel)

The tower is linked via a pedestrian plaza to Qube, its eight-story neighbor. Qube’s lower profile, extra common massing, and neutral colour palette visually connection the Q Residences to the surrounding postwar condominium blocks.

Amongst its sustainable features are a superior-efficiency heating and cooling system, in addition to a series of photovoltaic roof panels that ability on web-site electrical motor vehicle charging stations.

Quartz less than building (Kees Hummel)

“We developed Q Residences to improve residents’ relationship to just about every other and to the ample environmentally friendly spaces that outline Buitenveldert,” Studio Gang Founding Principal Jeanne Gang explained in a press launch. “At floor level, Qube and Quartz sort a new generous general public plaza that provides people jointly all around art and landscape. And on Quartz, the balconies migrate in and out of the facade to extend sightlines diagonally in all instructions and enable inhabitants to be portion of the setting up and in synch with the metropolis and each other at the same time.”

Qube (Kees Hummel)

The job was made by Kroonenberg Groep in collaboration with NEOO. On the structure aspect, Studio Gang labored with community associate architect Rijnboutt as effectively as inside designer Piet Boon. Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf developed the plaza landscaping in collaboration with Deltavormgroep.

“Q Residences is a terrific case in point of how to introduce density to Buitenveldert though working with the rules of the Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan [Amsterdam’s General Expansion Plan],” Rijnboutt Innovative Director Frederik Vermeesch mentioned. “The job brings a significant degree of good quality throughout all scales, from its city design and architectural strategy to its elements and facts.”

(Kees Hummel)

Studio Gang opened its Paris outpost in 2017. Amid its other existing tasks across the pond are a facility for the University of Chicago Centre in Paris, which gained Honorable Point out in AN’s Finest of Style and design Awards, Unbuilt – Instructional Class in 2021 and the renovation of an existing creating intricate in Paris, anticipated to complete in 2026. And throughout the English Channel, the agency worked on an training facility for the Royal Faculty of Art’s Battersea South campus.