Apartments Hengelo

Apartments Hengelo

Status: Competition, 1st prize
in cooperation with: Stephan Verkuijlen
Year: 2011
Program: housing

The market square in Hengelo is an almost rectangular urban space. An additional storey to the existing “Bischoff” building will improve the definition of the urban space at the north-side of the square. The height of the cornice is increased by one storey with smaller volumes on top that are set back from the building perimeter.  The new addition will cover most of the existing roof area to create a density fitting to the surrounding urban context. Courtyards, some private, some semi-private, allow daylight into the building volume. The volumes that form the upper storey of the apartments are sloped to maximize the light coming in. One of the semi private courtyards will function as a playground and meeting area for residents.

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