Contrasting the newer generations of surrounding building blocks, built in the 1950s, this project provides a subtle transition between the public and private domain that is more familiar to the experience of the older parts in its context.
To create a rich tapestry of public spaces in the new plan, two proto-typical urban elements have been employed: the Community Square and the Little Street or Alley. The project location measures approx. 35 by 65 meters. Two small-scaled squares across the width and two long alleys across the length form the basis of the project. This spatial framework creates 8 small building blocks.
In each of these blocks, 4 family dwellings have been organized back to back. This means that each house is a corner house with daylight access from two sides. Every dwelling has its feet on the ground, has its own front door and is situated along both a square and an alley. The entire area is free of cars and therefore very child- and pedestrian-friendly.
For outside space, the dwellings have been provided with individual terraces. The entrances to the houses are located in the alleys. Two historical buildings have been integrated into the plan. A half-sunken parking garage is located under the plan and the squares. The dwellings have all been "draped" over the edges to ensure friendly and inhabited facades along the streets.
|Name||Quadrant harbour housing - Rotterdam, NL|
|Place||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Client||Woonbron Housing Corporation, Rotterdam|
|Photography||Ruben Dario Kleimeer, Daria Scagliola|