Building design is completed designed by the architect Wiel Arets Architects. He has created a theater and community center which called the De Nieuwe Liefde. This theater and community center is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The client, Amerborgh Monumenten BV, asked the architect to create this architecture design. This building project is cover area for about 1,960 square meters and it was processed in 2007-2011.
The architect, Wiel Arets Architects, is asked by his client Amerborgh Monumenten BV to create a theater building which is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This theater would be cover area for about 1,960 square meters.
This project is called the De Nieuwe Liefde, it is mean ‘The New Love’, it is a theater and community center which is located in a monumental white building on Amsterdam’s Da Costakade which is originally constructed in 1904 and it is used as a storage space for a local wine company. This building is completely rebuilt by the architect and it is renamed De Nieuwe Liefde, after falling into disrepair, and in accordance with the art tenants which is leaving the property in 2007.
This project reconstruction is transformed the existing building into a series of a new spaces which is composed of a main hall with seating of 230, a conference room with the space for 60, a choir space for 50, a library, a separate restaurant cafe and a grand foyer which is decompress into a central circulation void.
Building Design Architecture
Prior to the renovation the building retained many of its original Neo-Renaissance and Art Nouveau features, and therefore the approach is to utilize these assets, as well as the existing main staircase and the extensive stained glass windows throughout.
This theater building has depth totals for about 30 meters; it is reflecting its former use as a wine storage space. Alongside numerous renovation by successive owners, this depth created a series of the oddly which is divided the spaces and the rooms, with a few receiving natural light.
An expansive skylight is created above the central circulation void in order to introduce the plentiful amounts natural light. It is allowing the daylight to pour into the building and flood all the principal spaces. This central circulation void spans from front to back facade f the building. It is composed of a crisscross of steps and ramps which is challenge the traditional idea of ‘floors’ and instead create a ‘zero-level’. This thing is allowed concise routing and directs the visual connections to all important spaces. While in the cafe areas, the large skylights and a wall of ivy enliven another wise enclosed space.