Definitive design Bospolder
29.09.2009
JSA has recently finished the definitive design for the realization of 108 houses in the Bospolder district in Rotterdam. Together with Claus en Kaan architects and commissioned by the client Com. wonen, a plan is being developed with 226 houses in total situated on a collective semi-underground car park. The buildingblocks consist of several strips which are organized aligned in a laminated structure and separated by inner gardens.

The plans form part of the ‘Punt-Schipperbuurt’ urban development master plan drawn up by architects Geurst & Schulze. In this master plan, not only did they seek inspiration in the original qualities of the 19th century architecture, but also in the character of Mediterranean cities, the aim being to better meet the wishes of the new communities.

JSA has designed four row blocks and two end blocks. The blocks vary in height from 3 to 6 floors and get lower where the plan meets the existing surroundings. The blocks are provided with abundant balconies, terraces and loggias.

In the manifestation and materialisation of the building blocks, a representation has been sought that fits in both with 19th century Rotterdam brick architecture and with Mediterranean architecture.

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