Located between the dense city and the vast landscapes on the edge of Amsterdam, the new Sluishuis is shaped by its complex surroundings at once close to large infrastructure and to small scale urban settlements. The classical courtyard building is revitalized by two transformations; it fully embraces the idea of living on the water and appears different from every vantage point. Toward the water the block is lifted up, forming a large opening that brings water from the IJ Lake into the courtyard and brings daylight and views to the complex’s inner apartments. Toward the neighboring urban district the block steps down like a cascade of landscaped terraces, creating a natural transition from cityscape to smaller-scale, natural surroundings.
▼浮于水面的建筑，the building fully embraces the idea of living on the water
▼建筑坐落于阿姆斯特丹高密度城市与开阔原野的交汇处，the building located between the dense city and the vast landscapes on the edge of Amsterdam
“在20世纪末，我以建筑师的身份在荷兰度过了职业生涯中最愉快的几年，所以能够为这座我深爱的城市设计建筑也算是荣归故里了。我们的建筑就如同一座漂浮在湖面上的城市街区，满足着人们日常生活的所有需求。在与城市相接的一侧，层层跌落的建筑似乎在邀请着人们拾阶而上，俯瞰这座水上街区的全景。而向着湖面的一侧，建筑悬挑，形成了一个拱门般的空间，让船只可以经此进入庭院，停泊在内部的码头处。港口中有建筑，建筑中有港口。” BIG创始人Bjarke Ingels说道。
“Having spent my formative years as an architect in Holland at the end of the 20th century, it feels like a homecoming to now get to contribute to the architecture of the city that I have loved and admired for so long. Our Sluishuis is conceived as a city block of downtown Amsterdam floating in the IJ Lake, complete with all aspects of city life. Towards the city, the courtyard building kneels down to invite visitors to climb its roof and enjoy the panoramic view of the new neighborhoods on the IJ. Toward the water, the building rises from the river, opening a gigantic gate for ships to enter and dock in the port/yard. A building inside the port, with a port inside the building.” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.
▼层层跌落的建筑似乎在邀请着人们拾阶而上，the courtyard building kneels down to invite visitors to climb its roof
▼建筑悬挑，让船只可以经此进入庭院，the building rises from the river opening a gigantic gate for ships to enter
A promenade with public programs winds around the building and continues into the water, forming an archipelago of islands with houseboats, a sailing school, and floating gardens. A public passage climbs the cascading terraces of the building, serving as a small rooftop street that eventually loops onto the very top of the building to create a viewing platform over the IJ Lake. The passage will not only create a destination for visitors and neighbors, but will connect the residential units to each other and create a unique three-dimensional community between the residents of the building.
▼水上步道串联起如群岛般飘浮在水面上的公共空间，a promenade with public programs winds around the building
▼阶梯塑造了一个立体的社区环境，The passage will create a unique three-dimensional community
“水与城市的交融让阿姆斯特丹名扬天下。而Sluishuis的设计也继承了这一点，建筑与水相互交融，为居住在IJ湖畔人们的生活模式带来了更多的可能性。” BIG合伙人Andreas Klok Pedersen说道。
“The world famous urban environment of Amsterdam was created by the fusion of water and city. The new Sluishuis is born of the same DNA, merging water and perimeter block and expanding the possibilities for urban lifeforms around the IJ.” Andreas Klok Pedersen, Partner, BIG.
The silhouette of Sluishuis will change as one moves around the building. At one vantage point it appears as the bow of a ship that reflects the water below; at another a vertical green community that invites visitors to engage directly with it; and finally as a true urban block with street access and city liveliness that is to be enjoyed by residents, neighbors, and the rest of Amsterdam.
▼无限活力的都市生活让所有人都能尽享其乐，a true urban block with street access and city liveliness that is to be enjoyed by all
Status: In Progress
Size in m2: 46000
Project type: Competition
Client: VORM / BESIX
Collaborators: BARCODE Architects, BOSCH SLABBERS, ABT, VAN ROSSUM, BURO BOUWFYSICA, KLIMAATGARANT, BIG Ideas
Location Text: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen
Design Lead: Dimitrie Grigorescu
Project Manager: Birgitte Villadsen
Team: Justyna Mydlak, Nina Vuga, Santtu Johannes Hyvärinen, Jonas Aarsø Larsen, Kirsty Badenoch, Vinish Sethi, Yannick Macken, Ulla Hornsyld, Brage Mæhle Hult, Sebastian Liszka, Sabine Kokina, Jakob Lange, Tore Banke, Kristoffer Negendahl