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Protected Housing / möhn + bouman bv

  • Architects: möhn + bouman bv
  • Location: Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
  • Architects: möhn + bouman bv
  • Area: 2500.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Sarah Blee

© Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee

From the architect. This housing block for 24 mentally disabled is built within an existing neighbourhood.

© Sarah Blee
© Sarah Blee

The building is placed on a white concrete platform and is clad with black concrete elements.

plan 01
plan 01

With their vertical structure and integrated white stone blocks, this facade acts as a diapositive background for a screen of densely plated birch trees. The trees provide privacy for the inhabitants and are softening the shapes of the concrete.

© Sarah Blee
© Sarah Blee

At the corner the building has it's entrance, supporting facilities as well as a small restaurant.

Here the white platform is lifted to introduce a large, completely open corner, interacting with the surrounding public space.

© Sarah Blee
© Sarah Blee
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