Project:30 Flats and 16 Terraced Houses
Phase:Completed in 2023
Client:Niersman Projectontwikkeling BV
Schielanders is situated on the corner of Johan Braakensiekstraat and Willem Passtoorsstraat. It’s a special location where a new residential area from 2016 meets an old residential area with apartment buildings and terraced houses from 1950. There were no urban planning guidelines at this boundary between the old and the new. The initiative was to create a sustainable design that is architecturally sound, robust, contemporary, and user-friendly.
The transformation of this neighborhood was the biggest source of inspiration. The new construction has an impact on the composition of the residents and their way of life. The design did not compromise on form, architecture, and quality. As a result, a new development plan with a beautiful mix of high-rise buildings and terraced houses is now being realized.
In terms of materials, we ensure that the brickwork matches the stone used in the neighborhood. The abundance of glass creates a transparent character while also paying homage to the existing apartment buildings. By incorporating floor-to-ceiling windows in the terraced houses and apartments, the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces blur. This creates a more spacious appearance in all rooms.
The terraced houses are not traditional row houses, and the apartments do not have corridors. They are definitely not designed in a standard way. The terraced houses have the largest possible gardens, and the apartments have balconies and terraces large enough for lounging, dining, resting, and enjoying the outdoors.