8 Housing Blocks
Type: Invited competition, 1st prize
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Client: Woonbron Housing Corporation
partners: Put structural engineers
Program/Size: 37 family homes, 50 parking spaces, 6.000 m2
Status: Built, 2010
Sputnik project

In one of the few truly historical urban areas of Rotterdam 37 different single family dwellings have been realized. The human scale and intimate public spaces fabric in this development reflect the urban qualities of the historical urban tissue. In the new network of alleys and squares a new sense of urban collectivity can be established. The dwellings typically have 4 floors, with each a private entrance and roof terrace.

Photo's by Ruben Dario Kleimeer