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.

The team did a lot of study and con­cluded that with this high den­sity dif­fer­ent kind of court­yards would be the solu­tion to cre­at­ing the best qual­ity of liv­ing on this site. Obvi­ously only a small per­cent­age can live over­look­ing the Spaarne, there­fore it is impor­tant that the qual­ity of the urban space on the inside is very high.

The site has four diverse sides. The archi­tec­ture reacts to each of these sides in its own way. Tall build­ings on the busy road side, trans­parency on the water front, small scale build­ings in the nar­row Spijk­er­manslaan­tje and also tak­ing in account the exist­ing mon­u­ments on the park side.

FARO designed apart­ment build­ings, multi storey apart­ments, town­houses and office space. The small apart­ment build­ings with lux­u­ri­ous apart­ments have façades with plenty of glass and French bal­conies. The two blocks with town houses have pri­vate gar­dens. Next to the for­mer mon­u­men­tal main hos­pi­tal build­ing, we’re work­ing on an office build­ing. The mate­ri­als used are orange and brown brick and white win­dow frames that accen­tu­ate the open­ings in the façade. Sub­tle detail in the brick refine the façades on a smaller scale.

FARO Architecten Lisserbroek

land­goed de olmen­horst
lis­ser­weg 487d
2165 as lisserbroek

ves­tig­ing oost
oude kraan 72
6811 ll arnhem

+31 (0) 252 414777

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