WHAT WE DO
Redevelopment ‘Blauwe Wetering’
Commissioned by Cobraspen, a proposal has been made for the transformation and redevelopment of the ‘Blauwe Wetering’ office building (Richard Holkade) into a residential building. This matches the current economic developments in the city. The design consists of a mix of 430 relatively small housing types (studios) for urban young professionals according to an American concept (Green Star Condominium). This innovative concept is aimed at stimulating social encounters and activities. The existing structure is retained and the building remains recognizable as a total complex, but due to the strong vertical articulation and the use of warm materials the character of a residential building is much stronger. The design has been taken into account a maximum alignment with the ambitions of the Master Plan for the Slachthuis site. Key to the transformation is to ‘top up’ the existing building with two extra layers. With the introduction of this striking height accent in the middle of the block, the Slachthuis development can get a face.
Richard Holkade, Haarlem (The Netherlands).
Redevelopment office building ‘Blauwe Wetering’.
With the introduction of this striking height accent, the Slachthuis development can get a face.
This innovative concept is aimend at stimulating social encounters and activities.