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  6. 2013
  7. Nieuw Leyden Block / Arons en Gelauff Architecten

Nieuw Leyden Block / Arons en Gelauff Architecten

  • 01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Nieuw Leyden Block / Arons en Gelauff Architecten
Nieuw Leyden Block / Arons en Gelauff Architecten, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer + 12

  • Opdrachtgever

    Portaal Vastgoed
  • Contractor

    ERAContour
  • Structural Engineer

    Pieters Bouwtechniek
  • Installations

    VIAC
  • Contributors

    Joost van Bergen, Jim de Valk, Maikel Rentinck, Elodie Rodrigues
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© Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

Text description provided by the architects. This housing block ends a field of single-family houses and stands as a free object in a new to built park. The programme consists of 42 social housing apartments and 20 parking places. Special feature of this building is the sculptural balcony facade on the south side of the building.

© Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

Because of it’s kinked form these balconies create different places. By shifting the position, the balconies always have a double-height at the place where people sit.

© Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

The volume is divided into seven layers of horizontal bands. As a result, the relatively high building is balanced in relation to its surroundings. The bands connect the various elements in the building (gallery, balconies and brick walls). The horizontal bands at the height of the floors are coloured green, both in brick and glass. Above the green bands we use light gray brickwork and clear glass. The gallery wall is covered with metallic mustard-coloured panels. On the ground floor the building is half sunken in the park. At the head of the block is the main entrance, right under the monumental staircase that designed with open brickwork. Parking is just like the other blocks in Nieuw Leyden on the ground floor level.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Het project is volledig in ketensamenwerking en als BIM project tot stand gekomen. Naast een zeer korte bouwvoorbereidingstijd (7 maanden vanaf eerste schets) leverde dit ook een heel korte bouwtijd op.

© Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Nieuw Leyden Block / Arons en Gelauff Architecten" 10 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/495317/nieuw-leyden-block-arons-en-gelauff-architecten/> ISSN 0719-8884
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