Bouwveld 42 Noorderplassen

Location
Almere

Client
Eurowoningen bv Rotterdam

Urban design
KCAP

Design
2002

Realisation
2007

Surface
5.430 sq m

20 dwellings
In the Noorderplassen-West district of Almere, JSA has created designs for two building sites. On site 42, twenty two-storey homes have been constructed. The urban plan developed by KCAP involves programmatic ‘labelling’ of the building sites; the subdivision of the sites was determined by the participating architects. Site 42 is labelled ‘living at the woods’ edge’.

On site 42, twenty homes have been constructed, in four blocks of five terraced houses. The design involves two storeys and shed rooflights. The last rooflight is playfully reversed, making it easy to identify individual homes, but the five terraced houses in each block also form a unified whole. The choice of materials and colours – liver-coloured brick with white wooden framing – gives the short rows of houses a light, relaxed feel.

Photography: ARCASA

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