28/​08/​2017 — Last week the build­ing of the Orange House in Almere was offi­cially final­ized with a sur­vey and sup­per. With the final­iza­tion, the third Orange House of the Bli­jf­groep became a fact.

The Orange House has been in use since july 2017. After the suc­cess of the Orange House in Alk­maar and the Orange House in Ams­ter­dam, this Orange House is a women’s shel­ter new style. Women and chil­dren from Flevoland and the Gooi and Vecht areas can take shel­ter here from domes­tic abuse. Within the shel­ter they can stay in con­tact with friends and fam­ily, while work­ing on increas­ing their resilience. Read more about the work­ing method of the Orange Houses here.

FARO sat down together with the clients, the Alliantie and the Bli­jf­groep, con­trac­tor Van Wij­nen, and inte­rior designer Pros­man archi­tecten Together we elab­o­rately eval­u­ated the project. This team pre­vi­ously worked on the Orange House in Ams­ter­dam. The expe­ri­ences from the Almere project were com­pared to the expe­ri­ences from the Orange House in Ams­ter­dam and the orig­i­nal Orange House in Alk­maar. The results from the eval­u­a­tion pointed out that the Bli­jf­groep regards the Orange House in Almere as the best Orange House yet. The Alliantie is also decid­edly con­tent with the high qual­ity of the build­ing. FARO is thrilled with the results. The build­ing has an out­stand­ing posi­tion at the neigh-​bourhood Almere Poort, mark­ing the new neigh­bour­hood in an appeal­ing way. Sig­nif­i­cant is the mixed use of office space and hous­ing, specif­i­cally designed for the needs of the Bli­jf­groep. Finally, it was a hefty chal­lenge was to design a smart inte­rior with smart coor­di­na­tion. The result­ing plan makes it pos­si­ble for the Alliantie to eas­ily con­vert the build­ing into social hous­ing apart­ments when the Bli­jf­groep moves out.

The suc­ces­sive sup­per with the entire team at the Almere har­bour was an invi­ta­tion from Van Wij­nen: a fes­tive com­ple­tion of the inten­sive coop­er­a­tion process.

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