Text description provided by the architects. 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.
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.
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.
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.