Zestienhoven

Location
Rotterdam

Client
Libeton & partners

Urban design
dS+V Rotterdam

Design
2008

Realisation
2013

Surface
4.700 m2

12 apartments and 14 dwellings

In the years ahead, the area between the centre of Rotterdam and Zestienhoven Airport will be developed as a residential site. Through this development, the city aims to create an attractive, green, peri-urban residential environment directly to the north of the city centre.

Within the scope of the urban master plan designed by the dS+V, Rotterdam’s planning and housing authority, JSA is designing an apartment building with twelve apartments and fourteen dwellings with street-level entrances on the Van der Duijn van Maasdamweg. This green avenue forms the central corridor into and out of the new district.

The fourteen ground-level homes are grouped into sets of two and four semidetached houses, all of which have large, sculptured roofs, attractive brickwork detailing, and white shutters. The front of the apartment building faces the avenue and the rear faces open water. The design makes the most of this double-sided quality. The front of the building has a dignified and relatively closed facade, while the back of the building is entirely open, with an informal character and large patios oriented toward the water and the sunlight.

Photography: Luuk Kramer

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