BIG & BARCODE WIN COMPETITION FOR SLUISHUIS AMSTERDAM28-11-2016
Barcode Architects, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and developers VORM / BESIX have won the competition for the iconic Sluishuis, in IJburg Steigereiland, an emerging urban district in Amsterdam. The mixed-use building obtains its dynamic form from the cascading terraces towards the IJburg neighbourhood and a lifted corner towards the water that opens the courtyard to arriving boats. Located between the vast IJ Lake and the city, the Sluishuis links the emerging urban district in IJburg with Amsterdam’s historic centre. The 46.000 m2 project offers 380 zero-energy residences, approximately 4.000 m2 of commercial and common areas, underground parking, and a comprehensive water-quality program with space for up to 30 houseboats.