Lei­d­sche Rijn is a large VINEX devel­op­ment at the west side of Utrecht. In this new part of town FARO has designed a large hous­ing block that varies in height from 3 to 7 sto­ries. The high­est part is at the side of the rail­road that has more urban char­ac­ter. The client, hous­ing cor­po­ra­tion Mitros, wanted a build­ing with ‘‘real bal­conies’’. How can you build a hous­ing block with urban looks and stick­ing out bal­conies? The bal­conies are made of brick and the light yel­low color rel­a­tivises this at the same time.

A lively ground floor and a large vari­ety of floor plans was another impor­tant issue. This is done by design­ing apart­ments with their own front door on street level, inter­est­ing appart­ments on the cor­ners and sev­eral vari­a­tions of see through appartments.

FARO Architecten Lisserbroek

land­goed de olmen­horst
lis­ser­weg 487d
2165 as lisserbroek

ves­tig­ing oost
oude kraan 72
6811 ll arnhem

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