Calypso (Apartment building)

Will Alsop
2012




The Calypso is centrally located on Mauritsweg, just a block from Centraal Station. This brightly colored luxury apartment building was designed by the British architect, Will Alsop. His style includes not only multicolored buildings, but those with unusual shapes--here sloping sides, glazing with irregular panels, and light reflected to suggest fluidity and motion.

 
This building includes more than 200 apartments, shops, and parking.
 
 

The redesigned Pauluskerk (Paul's Church)




See also Sharp Centre for Design, Ontario College of Art and Design by Alsop Architects.

Works Cited or Consulted:
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to the Netherlands 1900-2000. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2006.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to Rotterdam. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2007.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Guide to Contemporary Architecture in the Netherlands. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2004.


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