The Whale is one of three big "meteorites" that have landed in between the lowrise-highdensity housing areas on the Islands of Borneo and Sporenburg at the Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam. This building by Frits van Dongen is one of several important and recognizable blocks. Inside are 194 apartments, 1100 m2 office and retail-space. Underneath is a large parking with 179 places. The traditional closed block (100 by 60 m) has been transformed, the two ends are lifted, and the public space flows through underneath. Inside the block is a private garden, designed by West 8. The apartments are to be reached from galleries running along the inside-façade.