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Flat-Iron Housing

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On this incredibly small plot - just 30 by 35 metres - a 130 metre-high residential tower block, the highest in The Hague is built. Het Strijkijzer (the flat-iron) has 351 housing units: three hundred studios for young people and 51 luxury rental apartments. The building has a number of sun lounges, two separate entrances and a total of five lifts, a trendy Grand Café, a launderette and workspaces. And a special glass panorama lift that goes straight to the terrace on the 41st floor. After the top of the building was finished, soon the building started whistling in the wind. The crown of the flat-iron had to be altered to find a solution to the noise. A logbook was kept, of the days and times the building started whistling, and what the wind speed and directions were. With sound recordings the frequency spectrum was researched. By means of the specifications of the building and the outcome of the research, a fitting solution will be applied.

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rtaube says:
Wow.. that's a really cool reinterpretation of the original flat-iron building.
Córdoba, Argentina 23-Oct-08
Naomi says:
I think you mean the third image (most left), where the pink student housing is on the right hand side of the tower? It's not mirrored; that photo was probably taken from the other side of the rail way tracks (which you see in front of the building).
Amsterdam, Netherlands 23-Oct-08
Robin says:
Is it me, or is one of those photos mirrored?
Eindhoven, Netherlands 22-Oct-08
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Flat-Iron Housing
Address
Rijswijkseplein 404
Netherlands
http://www.hetstrijkijzer.nl/
Project is not public!
How to get there? The A4 motorway is just a few minutes drive away. The building is readily accessed by public transport as well. The residential tower block is situated next to the Hollands Spoor station with direct connections to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Brussels. Many trams and buses stop at the Hollands Spoor station. And for those who travel by bike there are monitored bicycle storage facilities at the station.
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Completion 10- 2007
Floor area/size 30450 m2
Cost € 30000000,-
ArchitectAAARCHITECTEN
project managerCeres Projecten
supplierColorcoat® by Corus
services engineerDeerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
building physics consultantDGMR
Client Vestia
 
Project ID 1531
Latitude/Longitude 52°04'18N 04°19'27E
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