One Architecture & Urbanism

One Architecture & Urbanism

Amsterdam, NL and New York


Elta, Amsterdam

ELTA is a 16-unit apartment building in Buiksloterham in Amsterdam that One Architecture co-developed with a group of future tenants and Bot Bouw Initiatief . Unique in this building are the studio houses on the lower floors and the flexible mid-income flats which, while having the highest energy efficiency of any apartment complex in Amsterdam North, have a 16m long glass façade in each apartment.

The building is sporting a ceramic-clad façade to obtain extremely high thermal insulation in a relatively thin construction, thanks to a manufacturers combination unique for this project.

ELTA is part of the architects-led cooperative development Beleef Buiksloterham (‘Experience Buiksloterham’) which, to date, has resulted in the construction of eight discrete projects with a total of 280 dwellings as well as various commercial activities. The Beleef Buiksloterham development successfully turned a formerly unloved, post-industrial wasteland into one of the most popular areas in the city, with national and international attention to the new standards it has set regarding both sustainable urban development and new cooperative development methods.. Beleef Buiksloterham was one of five nominees for the prestigious bi-annual NEPROM award for real-estate development.

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Status: Built
Location: Amsterdam, NL