Sustainable masterplan for former fortress island.
End of 2016, the Vuurtoreneiland restaurant reopened after a year of transformation.
Vuurtoreneiland is a magical place, an island where a fortress and a lighthouse is surrounded by the open waters of the IJ.
The masterplan should safeguard the unique combination of the history - as part of the UNESCO heritage of the Stelling van Amsterdam - and its open natural character, while at the same time allowing for it to be enjoyed by the public.
The inhabitants, a young family, are running a seasonal restaurant together with a renown chef, living in the only house on the island.
Open air theatre next to former ammunition bunkers that where transformed into small refuges where people can spend the night
View on entrance of the barracks, a new thin steel facade element was added
Floor plan of barracks after transformation
View on facade. The existing status of decay has been consolidated instead of renovated
Detail of floor and lighting
Toilet block as separate entity
Overview of masterplan and interventions
Night lights at Vuurtoreneiland
Exploring the island