SUPERBLOCK IN THE MIDDLE OF INFRASTRUCTURE, LEIDSCHENVEEN
One design for two clients on one lot above a semi-subterranean parking space for 200 cars. NS Vastgoed and Wooninvest asked us to design respectively 68 and 92 dwellings in the urban plan of SVP. The houses for Wooninvest will also function as sound barrier for the neighborhood behind them. The project lies in the nexus of the Laan van Ypenburg and the railway. The particular form of the building flows with the maximum heights allowed in the development plan and refers to the dynamics of the location.
Bright red brick and white frames characterize the building. The brick work in the façade shows nice details and each set of stairs have their own color. This way, the look of the building changes with the distance of the beholder. The exterior of the block is robust, in contrast to the delicate inside with its fine balconies.
All blocks are grouped around a deck on which each residence has its small terrace. This stimulates the responsibility and social awareness on the deck. On the street side, small encroachment zones have been added to stimulate the same involvement and social safety. The building isn’t approached by a back alley, but via robust stair cases.