Two projects JSA in De Architect
15.06.2009
In the june 2009 issue of the Dutch architecture magazine De Architect, 2 projects by JSA are shown.

The theme of the issue is “New chances for Old Neighbourhoods”. In an article about urban renewal the Nieuw Crooswijk-project is discussed. The urban planners of West8 have created a master plan for this pre-war neighbourhood in Rotterdam. The old, narrow housing blocks are demolished and replaced by larger blocks of buildings facing green lanes and open spaces. Different architects work on each block. JSA is one out of five offices working on the Wandeloordgebied. The construction of this part starts later this year.

The delivery of the Westerdok Island in Amsterdam is the main subject of the article “Dicht dichter dichtst”. This new part of the city is one of the last locations alongside the south bank of the IJ-river that is redeveloped after the harbour activities have left.
The buildings contain different types of houses, office space and commercial space. All four of the building blocks have their own way of dealing with the inner courtyards.
JSA designed 4 buildings situated on the so-called VOC Cour. The most prominent feature of the buildings is the continuous skin of brickwork, covering al the closed parts of the facade. The author of the article puts it like this: “Jeroen Schipper Architecten makes the brickwork dance: The loggias and balconies covered with bricks are solid as well as extremely elegant”. 

to De Architect 

to project description Nieuw Crooswijk 

to project description Westerdok Island