NDSM is a former yard which offers cheap studios units for artists. With its rugged, industrial look and oodles of open space, the NDSM loods feels worlds away from the historical hodgepodge of Amsterdam’s city center. All the units together in the NDSM more feel like a city on their own: 'Kunststad' (or in Englisch: Art City).
We saved on build costs by re-using materials from an other project.
APTO designed a unit which contains four work places. It was essential that these studios were build cost efficiently in order to offer low rents to artists. Used material from S.A.D.C. office interior where used to make the facades of this studio. This recycling of office interiors leads to a cost efficient design. The studio is on a main corridor at the yard, so APTO designed a representative façade.