De Ronding / OIII Architecten

© Thea van den Heuvel

The De Ronding residential facility for seniors naturally incorporates itself within the surrounding residential neighborhood.  The new apartment complex on the Burgemeester Meslaan continues the existing park-like feel, complimenting the Riverland Foundation care center buildings.  More photographs and drawings after the break.

Architects: OIII Architecten
Location: Burgemeester Meslaan, Tiel,
Design: Eric Paardekooper Overman and Jeroen Spee
Team: Martin Vinkenstein, Ernst Jan Schoute, Michael Hoogland
Landscape Design: Lodewijk Baljon, Smits Rinsma
Construction: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft
Building Physics: ABT-consult, Velp
Client: Housing Cooperation SCWTiel
Project Area: 3,100 sqm
Photographs: Thea van den Heuvel

© Thea van den Heuvel
first floor plan

Particular attention is paid to the private domain and encounter. The entrance side is designed as a wide covered exterior area with private terraces. Here is the possibility to interact with each other.

© Thea van den Heuvel

The typology of the 34 apartments are in line with the curved building structure. The houses are functionally divided into two halves which are shifted relative to each other.  This organization leads to a private terrace on the gallery side and an open angle at the front so that residents from the living room have a splendid view.

typical apartment plan

The “jagged” facades are reflected on a smaller scale in the form of profiled steel cladding. The horizontal concrete elements with an infill of red metal cladding and floor high windows create a continous and harmonic unity.

© Thea van den Heuvel
second floor plan

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Cite: "De Ronding / OIII Architecten" 26 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • shaw

    yeah!!like a prison!

    • Dfyz

      yep. but i like it

  • up_today_arch

    Entire idea is very nice… but this rhithm sistem doesn’t work finaly…

  • cristian

    It works´s ok. Always a pleasure see well executed curves on a project.

  • adelchet

    could you be more constructive with your statement. why do you think this system does not work?

  • usctrojan90

    I think the system works very well, that kind of layered rotated system. Site lines seem well controlled. I could see this used in a continuous ring, access to interior ring by entering under the building…just some thoughts

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