Galenkop residential building
24 apartments, commercial premises
Address: Jan van Galenstraat 112-118, Amsterdam
Gross floor area: 3.530 m2
Design team: Joost Hovenier, Freddy Koelemeijer, Marcel Lok, Charles Hueber,
Stefan Schagen, Jan Peter Wingender
Contractor: Coen Hagedoorn Bouwgroep
Photographer: Stefan Müller, Jeroen Lok interiors

The new building along Jan van Galenstraat is situated at the end of an elongated perimeter block. This block links 19th century buildings on Admiraal de Ruyterweg with the historic Amsterdam School ensemble by J. Roodenburgh on Bestevaerstraat. The ground floor consists of commercial spaces and the upper floors are senior apartments with maisonnettes above. The building is conceived as a new ending to the block. The subtle modulation of its refined brick facade reconciles the complex conditions of the site – the historic border bisecting the location, the entrances to the commercial premises, the corners and the connections with existing buildings. To anchor the building in its surroundings a number of architectural elements characteristic of its historic neighbours are incorporated in the design including a plinth, balconies and decorative brickwork. At the same time the building gives expression to the new programme at this unique place in the city.

Corner Admiraal de Ruijterweg and Jan van Galenstraat
Street profile Admiraal de Ruyterweg 
View from the apartment 
View from Admiraal de Ruyterweg 
Model Venice Biennale 2012 
Facade of original and new building Floor plan, second floor Site plan
Facade of original and new building 
Jan van Galenstraat 1982 
Corner Jan van Galenstraat 
Corner window Jan van Galenstraat