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With Fibonacci, VORM is building on developments in this neighborhood in collaboration with Rockfield Real estate. The old buildings on the Panamalaan 11-13 plot will be replaced by the stepped building with a height of up to approximately 60 metres. The investment, a design by architectural firm Diederendirrix, involves a total of 243 rental homes with living areas of 39 to 55 m². The Cohesion Fibonacci will operate 194 apartments.

Fibonacci is being realized in the fast-growing Zeeburg/Oost district, on the corner of Cruquiuskade and Panamalaan. Zeeburg was a district of the municipality of Amsterdam from 1990 to 2010, with the neighborhoods Indische Buurt, the Oostelijk Havengebied, IJburg and Zeeburgereiland. On 1 May 2010, Zeeburg and Oost-Watergraafsmeer merged into the new Amsterdam-East district.

The development has a perfect location on the edge of the center of Amsterdam. You can reach the center and Amsterdam Central Station within 10 minutes by bike. In addition, it is very convenient for the main roads such as the A10 ring road and the A1 motorway, which are only a 10-minute drive away.

The building

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Fibonacci has a clearly composed, stepped design with an ascending height of approximately 60 m. Seen from above, it is reminiscent of 'the Fibonacci sequence' of the Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa. The series appears to have interesting properties and connections. These interesting properties and connections are reflected in the design. Due to the specific construction of the building and the use of the plot, it fits well on all sides with the various heights and infrastructural lines in the area.


On the south and west sides of the plot, the building has the height of the Funen and the buildings on the Zeeburgerpad. In an easterly and northeasterly direction, the mass is part of the warehouse size with the series of higher accents towards the IJ. Due to its scale and position on the rail corridor, the building is also oriented towards the Rietland Park. The development of the 'Rietlanden' neighborhood has a clear orientation towards the traffic junction. The volume of the Fibonacci building orients itself in a similar way towards the Rietland Park: it presents itself on the north side with a recognizable high and narrow facade.

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At plinth level, the structure of the volume connects to the street-bound plinths in the Funen and the buildings at the Zeeburgerpad/Panamalaan intersection. This approach leads to a smaller-scale structure on the south and west sides of the plot, and a larger-volume structure on the north and east sides. The design uses the vast majority of the plot as building surface. This results in a large contact area between the public routes and the plinth of the building: the street profile of the Cruquiuskade continues all the way to Panamalaan. The entrances are therefore on the street side, which increases the feeling of public safety on the bicycle route between Cruquius and the city center.

REFINEMENT IN A ROBUST ENVIRONMENT The sturdy main form of Fibonacci's design also fits in well with the robust architecture on Panamalaan/ Piet Heinkade and the wall building of the Funenpark. Outdoor spaces and the entrance areas are designed within this main form; in the form of loggias and entrances. Together with the facade design and the use of materials, they turn this robust urban design into a refined residential building. In addition, due to the open design of the plinth floor(s), the building has contact with the surrounding streets and the bicycle and pedestrian zones.

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Fibonacci is being realized in the fast-growing district of Zeeburg/Oost, on the corner of Cruquiuskade and Panamalaan. From 1990 to 2010, Zeeburg was a district of the municipality of Amsterdam, with the neighborhoods of Indische Buurt, the Eastern Docklands, IJburg and Zeeburgereiland. On 1 May 2010, Zeeburg merged with Oost-Watergraafsmeer into the new Amsterdam-East district.

The development has a perfect location on the edge of the center of Amsterdam. The center and Amsterdam Central Station can be reached within 10 minutes by bike. In addition, it is very convenient to the main roads such as the ring A10 and highway A1, which are only a 10-minute drive away.


THE HISTORY OF ZEEBURG The former Zeeburg district was established in 1990. It owes its name to the Zeeburgerdijk and the Zeeburgereiland, which are located in the middle of the city district. The Zeeburgerdijk is named after the 17th-century fortress 'Seeburg'. The fortress was located along the dike that was part of the old dike along the Zuiderzee. This old dike connected Amsterdam with Muiden. Before the reclamation of the Watergraafsmeer, this was the only land connection with Naarden.

The area was built up when, from the end of the 19th century, the construction of the Eastern Docklands and the construction of the Indische Buurt started. Since 1 May 2010, Zeeburg has merged with Oost Watergraafsmeer into the new Amsterdam-Oost district. Although the neighborhood used to be classified as a problem area, the former harbor area has been transformed into a popular metropolitan living and working area. In recent decades, many new hip catering establishments have been added and existing buildings have been renovated. Various modern residential areas have also been developed and new residential buildings such as Fibonacci are being added. Because historical buildings have been preserved, a mix of old and new buildings has been created.

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The place


In the middle of this dynamic living and working area is the former NS plot where Fibonacci is being built. The plot is enclosed by the surrounding above-ground infrastructure; between the Panamalaan, the Cruquiuskade, and the railway. The zoning plan 'Residential Fibonacci' has now been established and the development process has started. The sketches have the character of a preliminary design, in which the old buildings on the plot partially make way for the new residential building. The expected delivery is march 2024.


PRESERVATION OF DETERMINING CHARACTERISTICS Construction takes into account the characteristics of the plot, such as the surrounding above-ground infrastructure. The subsurface, the structure and layout also have some determining factors

characteristics. For example, the southeast corner of the fenced plot houses sections of track (traces) for underground infrastructure. This remains part of the public space.


In addition, NS will retain two important functions on the plot: a relay house and a rail deployment site. The relay house is located in the southwest zone of the plot and will remain in this location. Towards the northern point of the plot there is a driveway, with associated slope (an oblique plane along the driveway). The ramp was used to transport equipment for rail works. This rail inset position is retained in this position. The buildings that are still temporarily inhabited or used to date, are making way for the Fibonacci residential building

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