The Kop van Lombok development took 17 years to come to fruition due to painstaking detail and a mission to keep the surrounding area’s integrity.
Amsterdam-based firm, Marlies Romher Architects state, “Typical Dutch chain stores like Zeeman and Maminette mingle effortlessly there with Moroccan butchers’ shops and Turkish vegetable stalls…this is the vitality which is Lombok’s strongest quality and should be preserved.”
The master plan includes two complexes, used both residentially and commercially, and a mosque that all lie in this heavily bustling, multi-cultural district.
The residential building was constructed as a mini-neighborhood, fostering relationships between tenants while promoting a community vibe. The designers created a wonderfully warm environment, “a sparkling oasis,” using trees, rooftop gardens and vertical openings strategically placed to emit light and beautiful views of the city.
The warmth of the materials within the complex is countered by industrial-style brickwork that envelops the exterior, mimicking the indigenous factories that play an important role in Lombok’s architectural history. The Danish bricks, in varying shades of grey, allow the complex to blend in, while it’s modern interior remains a secret. The interior is clad in sustainable materials, wood and custom gold-anodized Alucobond Plus ACM.
Information courtesy of Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer
Photography © Thea van den Heuvel/DAPh Daria Scagliola