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Residential Complex “Freebooter”

A modern ship on land


Over the last 30 years, the city of Amsterdam has extended into areas once within the precinct of the port. Starting in the 1990s, the manmade islands to the east of the city center were rapidly turned into new residential neighborhoods, followed by the islands of Ijburg, Borneo and Java. Today it is the turn of Zeeburgereiland, an island on one of the main routes for ships entering Amsterdam that had remained underwater until 1910.

The Freebooter residential project for two apartments of approximately 120 sq. m designed by GG-loop, headquartered in Amsterdam, occupies one of the development sites on Zeeburgereiland overlooking the river IJ. Conceived together with the contractor and property developer, the homes have been developed as an experimental prototype for the residential market in this area of Amsterdam that only a few years earlier was uninhabited. The project...

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