BRICK ARCHWAYS CONNECT LOCAL SHOPS, DEVENTER
FARO has renovated the shopping center in Borgele, a post-war district in Deventer. The project involved both renovating part of the existing shopping center as well as constructing new shops with 20 apartments above and 24 low-rise homes. A plan was also made for the design of the whole area.
SUPER-SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING, ALMERE
The design is based on the principles of people, planet and profit. Goal is to define a different way of constructing, shopping and living as a sustainable investment in the built environment.
LIFT TAKES SENIOR CITIZENS’ CARS TO THE NEXT LEVEL, TWELLO
A supermarket and several homes have been replaced and combined into one building on the edge of the village center, beside the Twellose Beek. This has created one large building between the village center and greenery, a building that is in keeping with the environment and creates a lot of open space.
BEACH COLOURS AROUND A CARE SQUARE, JULIANADORP
Plan area ‘Centrumplan ‘t Laar’ is being enhanced with four apartment blocks in which care provider ‘s Heeren Loo and housing association Woontij will provide housing and support.
URBAN COURTYARDS AT DE HALLEN, KWINTIJN PHASE 1 AMSTERDAM
Contracted by Wijnen Projectontwikkeling, FARO has designed approximately 175 homes above a parking garage in the district; the homes will be developed over two levels and within three complexes. A significant proportion of the homes is being purchased by an investor, Altera Vastgoed NV, and a housing corporation, Alliantie.
In the subarea of Beekpark, 80 residences are built around an inner courtyard. The project lies next to the amenities of the city, but still provides peace and quiet. In Vosselmansstraat there are apartments above shops and in the narrower side streets, city houses and modest apartments of three stories tall. Individual private terraces look out over the courtyard. Typical Apeldoorn-style see-throughs, from broad to extremely narrow, show off the green courtyard to the surrounding streets.
1920S ALSO OUTSIDE THE RINGROAD, AMSTERDAM
One of the first projects in reconstructing the district Bos en Lommer in Amsterdam is ‘Scala’. Scala is situated in the Kolenkit neighborhood on a strip of land of 230 by 30 meters next to the train tracks. Goal of the reconstruction is to improve the quality of living and to improve the spatial and architectural connection with the pre-war part of Bos en Lommer on the other side of the A10. FARO designed a very diverse program for the compact location.
A SUPER URBAN BLOCK, HAARLEM
Slachthuisbuurt-Zuid in Haarlem is being restructured. The area is located on an important access road for Haarlem, which is why the Zoning Plan requires the style to be recognizable. In a so-called RGBO process, FARO together with Trebbe, Rutges Vernieuwt, Tentij, Vibes and Schouten are working in a consortium on a sustainable design for Elan Wonen.
ALONG THE STREET AND ON THE WATERFRONT, AMSTERDAM
The Kadijken is a slightly disordered, but pleasant, part of east Amsterdam. In 1997 an opportunity passed by when a plot of land came free, a plot in which the two sides have a totally opposite character. One side is located on a narrow city street, de Hoogte Kadijk, with a wide variety of plots and façades. The opposite side is located along the waterside of the Nieuwe Vaart with its old dockyards.
MASSIVE AND FRESH, IJBURG AMSTERDAM
Block 25 fits seamlessly into the architecture of ‘Haven’ Island in Amsterdam. It has a clear urban exterior, with surprising extras on the inside. The block consists of two apartment buildings and 19 owner-occupied homes.
In 2000 FARO and aTA entered a contest along with Bouwfonds MAB and van Wijnen for the location Maria Foundation in Haarlem. On this former hospital ground of almost three hectare, 400 homes, 8.000 m² office space and a garage for 600 cars had to be realized.