Amsterdamse School with a Helmond twist

Since 2000

a large-scale restructuring project has been ongoing in Helmond city centre. The Weverspoort plan is part of this and is designed in an architectural style known in the Netherlands as ‘Amsterdamse School’.

Dating from

from the early 20th century, this style is characterised by the use of expressive and romantic forms, related to expressionism. The wider objective of this style was to add quality to (social) housing projects.

Given our

restoration background, Amsterdam School is a favourite style at our practice. The interesting and challenging thing about this project, is that it concerns a new build.  We passionately applied our knowledge and experience of this style in a contemporary context.

We were responsible

for Blocks 10, 11 and 12 of the Weverspoort plan. These blocks are situated on an island with streets and comprise very diverse types of terraced housing (for sale and rental), plus an apartment block.

This building

featuring commercial space, is located on a shopping plaza.

Proven materials

have been used in the construction. Combined with traditional details, this affords a timeless look, with modern-day comfort guaranteed.

Whilst each

of the various parts is different, they have been designed as one identifiable family. Which encapsulates another feature typical of this interesting style: the same, yet different.


Project Name: Weverspoort

Location: Helmond – Holland

Client: Woonpartners Helmond / Adriaans Bouwgroep B.V. (Design & Build)

Program: houses, apartments, commercial space

Design: 2014

Completion: 2017

Photocredit: BASE Photography

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