Gallery: Alligator-Inspired Mixed-Use Development for Amsterdam

The Albino Alligator is a mixed-use project for North Amsterdam that, oddly enough, resembles the shape of an alligator. Rotterdam-based Maxwan architects designed each branch of the office to house a different part of the building's program, which resulted in an alligator-shaped building. White materials are used extensively throughout the project to make the development bright, reduce heat gain, and reflect light up into the living and working spaces. Attention to the surrounding environment, rainwater infiltration, and increased biodiversity round off the project's green design strategies.

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