Housing Koningin Wilhelminaplein
|Architect||Baneke, Van der Hoeven Architekten|
|More||Egbert Koster, 'Hoge zigzag in grijs en groen', Detail in architectuur, april 1999, p. 42-45; Liesbeth Melis, 'Typologie afgestemd op situering', de Architect, mei 1999, p.68-71.|
115 dwellings with parking space
This project was realized as part of a large-scale densification operation in the Westelijke Tuinsteden. The brief stipulated that the block was to border the square and the park situated behind it and accentuate the avenue to the south of the block as a ‘leafy’ entrance to the park. A large building was appropriate in this context.
The building stands on a two-storey slab base. The ground floor contains a parking garage and the first floor has dwellings which extend over the full depth of the building. On top of the dark grey slab base is a zigzag building with six storeys. This contains owner-occupied flats and studios grouped around three stairways. By joining together two bays, variation has been created in the layout of the flats.