The master plan for ODE was created by Designed by Erick van Egeraat from Rotterdam. A team of eleven nationally and internationally renowned architects were responsible for the architectural development of this master plan.
Bennetts Associates Architects, London
2A: Baumschlager Eberle Architekturbüro, Austria
2B: HVDN Architects, Amsterdam
2C / D: MaccreanorLavington Architects, Rotterdam
3A: Crepain Binst Architecture, Antwerp
3B: Meyer & Van Schooten Architects, Amsterdam
Lot 4 (library, offices and catering)
Jo Coenen & Co Architects, Maastricht
Lot 5 (conservatory, offices)
De Architekten Cie, Amsterdam / van Dongen – Koschuch Architects and Planners
Lot 5b & 6 (in preparation, offices and apartments)
Agence Ter, Karlsruhe Germany
Parking and bicycle parking:
Zwarts & Jansma, Amsterdam
The public area on ODE, created by architect Agence Ter, Paris/Karlsruhe, is seen as the prerequisite for success and literal space for beauty on the island. Two large public squares form the “stages” for meetings, performances, and the ODE experience: the beautiful surroundings, the water, the buildings. Oosterdoks quay represents the face of ODE, a quay for strolling, shopping, and people watching, a place to enjoy a drink at a sidewalk café, or take the boat from the dock. Entrances to the main public and commercial functions are located in the plinth. The quay is accessible only to local traffic, and is therefore primarily occupied by people: tourists, students, visitors, cyclists, and pedestrians.
The business and logistics backbone of ODE is Oosterdoks street, which is located on the IJ riverside. This is the main access road for car traffic. Consequently, both the entrances to the underground garage and the impressive offices can be accessed via this road. Narrow, Soho-like side streets connect the Oosterdoks quay with Oosterdoks street, offering unexpected views of the sidewalk cafés located in the quay, the water, and the bustle on the other side of the river.