Housing De Tagerijn
Bartholomeus Diaszstraat, Amsterdam
1992 - 1995
Social housing: 21 apartments
Building corporation Het Oosten, Amsterdam
MVSA’s first housing project is located in the Mercator neighbourhood, dating from the 1920’s. The complex consists of two blocks in Vespuccistraat, containing sixty apartments and five shops, and an adjacent block with 21 dwellings in Bartholomeus Diazstraat.
This latter component, De Tagerijn, consists of four normal apartments and a stack of two by seven three-bedroom maisonettes on top of a ground-floor layer of three double-width apartments. The front facade of printed glass camouflages the individuality of the dwellings and masks the typology, unusual for this kind of area, of galleries on the street side.