MO*TOWN track 8 – Plot O Sloterdijk

Amsterdam, NL

Can there be good living in an office district?


Mo*town track 8

© Stadsarchief Amsterdam / Kransberg, Doriann

Sloterdijk is one of the component neighbourhoods of Haven-Stad, the area west and north-west of the centre of Amsterdam, where the city council is creating a new district with 40,000 to 70,000 homes and 45,000 to 58,000 jobs. In the coming years, Sloterdijk will transform from a business district into a fully-fledged new city district with a large mix of functions.

For a plot at Sloterdijk Station, De Zwarte Hond made the design sketch for Track 8, a housing project with 82 homes and 1,000 m2 of facilities.

Track 8 is designed based on the idea that ‘people attract people’. The shape and organisation of the building ensure that people see and meet each other, and that beautiful lines of sight are created, both within the project and with the surroundings.

urban density

The Netherlands is being enriched with new high-rise environments that we hitherto knew only from abroad. Sometimes with high towers, but more often in high-density blocks of about eight floors. With a variety of amenities, pleasant green streets and squares, and good connections elsewhere.

The new Sloterdijk is an example of such an environment. It will have a high density and a large mix of functions. Accessibility is excellent and the proximity to the centre of Amsterdam ensures that the district can benefit from the facilities and critical mass already present there.

In line with the city council’s ambition to make Haven-Stad a sustainable, future-proof urban district, this plan uses reused and recycled materials. Moreover, the design is focused on biodiversity and ecology. Greenery and water are an integral part of the plan.

MO*TOWN track 8 – Plot O Sloterdijk

Sloterdijk is a relatively young district that will change over the coming years from a business area to a fully-fledged new city neighbourhood with a wide mix of functions. The urban development plan of the City of Amsterdam is exciting, ambitious and of high quality. Sloterdijk will become a vibrant neighbourhood with the international allure associated with Amsterdam. Offices around Sloterdijk station will be transformed into homes and various plots are being made available for housing. On one of these, the so-called ‘lot O’, De Zwarte Hond has made the sketch design for Track 8, a housing project with 82 homes and 1,000 m2 of facilities. The project focuses on co-commissioning. In this way, residents can put their own stamp on the building, creating a strong connection even before the project is completed. The shape of the building, the communal gardens and the outdoor spaces ensure that people meet each other and want to linger. The connection with the ground level and the way the plinth is implemented are designed to facilitate interaction. A basement garage with space for 30 (shared) cars will be built underneath the building.


MO*TOWN track 8 – Plot O Sloterdijk
Amsterdam, NL
11.000 m²
BPD & Era Contour
Catering & Retail, Residential
Development Phase
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