The De Fred housing blocks are located in a U-shape around a courtyard garden, with a pond and butterfly garden. Thanks to their differences in height, the three blocks fit neatly into their surroundings. The tallest building is on the side of the ring road, providing the ‘solidity’ required on that side. The lower buildings align with the built-up area on the other side of the Zuider Amstelkanaal. The building on Fred. Roeskestraat has apartments on 11 floors, with 110 exclusive private-sector rental apartments. Behind it, there are two housing blocks with five and nine floors featuring owner-occupied apartments ranging in size from 60 to 120 sq. m.
There are three penthouse apartments with around 200 sq. m. of living area, full-width balconies and roof terraces. The beige natural stone façades with dark, copper-coloured window frames give the building and exclusive look and feel. The particularly large windows have been set deep into the façade, giving it a transparent yet robust appearance. All of the apartments have ceiling heights of 3 m and feature high-spec bathrooms and kitchens. The balconies on Fred. Roeskestraat boast large glass bi-fold doors, enabling the balcony to be used as a conservatory. The ground floor apartments have private gardens that link into the communal courtyard garden.
At a glance
• Completed in 2016
• 67 owner-occupied apartments, across 2 buildings, with 5 and 7 floors
• 6 penthouses
• 110 rental apartments, spread across 11 floors.
• Size: varies from 58 sq. m. to 120 sq. m.
• Architect: Dam&Partners architecten
• Developer: Provast