Q Residences

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Completed 2022

Kroonenberg Groep


300,000 sf


Studio Gang’s first completed building in Europe, Q Residences addresses Amsterdam’s urgent need for housing, creating a mixed-use community at a key intersection in Amsterdam-Zuid. Located in the heart of Buitenveldert—one of the last garden cities in the capital—the project draws on the neighborhood’s relaxed, verdant atmosphere to establish a dense yet comfortable living environment.

Introducing two new distinct building volumes—Quartz, a high-rise and Qube, a mid-rise—that add 248 residences to the growing city, the project’s design brings a more organic, sculptural feel to the rational rectilinearity of the surrounding 1950s developments. Angled balconies of staggered depths create an origami-like pattern that envelops the taller building, lending an undulating rhythm to the façade, while also establishing visual connections between neighbors and shading the apartments below. The angled geometry and generous balconies are mirrored in the architecture of the mid-rise, allowing every inhabitant access to the outdoors, fresh air, and abundant natural light and views.

Through the imaginative use of traditional materials, such as pre-cast concrete for the buildings’ facades, and the introduction of new ones, such as dark bronze aluminum panels, Q Residences at once blends in and stands out from its historical neighborhood.

At the urban scale, the architecture and landscape work together to create a pedestrian-friendly environment with new pathways through the block that reinforce important axes and connect the buildings’ retail spaces and public amenities, including a green plaza designed by Piet Oudolf with Deltavormgroep. Combined with the architecture’s passive environmental design, Q Residences’ energy-efficient envelopes, high-performance heating and cooling system, and rooftop PV panels help Amsterdam advance its ambitious sustainability agenda, while evolving its garden-city legacy.

Site Axon

Site Plan

As shown in the site plan and axon diagram, Q Residences draws on the rational order and spacious green areas that defined the 1950s garden city of Buitenveldert, whose mid- and low-rise buildings addressed Amsterdam’s post-war housing crisis. The project’s landscape is knitted into the surrounding green spaces, including Gijsbrecht van Aemstelpark.

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Building on the Buitenveldert’s pedestrian-friendly environment, Q Residences integrates pathways through the block, connecting inhabitants to new neighborhood amenities, including retail and a public green plaza.

Consultant Team

NEOO, development partner

Rijnboutt, associate architect

Piet Oudolf in collaboration with Deltavormgroep, landscape architect and public space design

Studio Piet Boon, interior design

IMD Raadgevende Ingenieurs, structural engineer

Techniplan Adviseurs bv, Environmental and MEP

Peutz, fire safety, daylight analysis, and acoustics consultant

BBN Adviseurs, cost advisers

JP van EESTEREN B.V., general contractor


Winner, Public Prize, FEBE Elements Awards 2023

Finalist, Residential - future projects category, World Architecture Festival, 2018



Q Residences Opens in Amsterdam

Q Residences Opens in Amsterdam

Q Residences, Studio Gang's first completed project in Europe, opened on December 12, 2022 in a ceremony attended by Jeanne Gang, and Kroonenberg Groep CEO Lesley Bamberger. Q Residences addresses Amsterdam’s urgent need for housing, creating a mixed-use community at a key intersection in Amsterdam-Zuid.