To the north of the city of Nijmegen lies Waalsprong, the new district of Nijmegen. Waalsprong is characterised by three residential areas, each with its own identity and living atmosphere. Living in a green environment is what you do in Oosterhout. You can enjoy nature, peace and greenery in De Waaijer. Do you like urban living in a village character? Then you are at the right place in Lent, with its authentic village centre.
With the so called 'Plant your flag' project in Lent, the city of Nijmegen opted for new forms of living and working. The municipality made land available for approximately 200 self-build plots, on which future residents could realise their dream of living. They could literally and figuratively plant their flag in the area.
Collective private commission
On the Immanuel Kantstraat in Lent, 8A has built three terraced houses in collective private commission. The terraced houses of 5.7×10.5m are almost identical on the outside, only the window layouts differ because of the three different custom-designed layouts of the homes. The left house has a layout with a straight stairway that is placed transversely in the house, the middle house has a layout with a spiral staircase and the right house has a layout with a staircase that is placed against the construction wall.
The houses have a lot of glass, allowing lots of daylight to enter and a wide view to the outside. The glass is storey high and has been carried through to the entrance to connect the ground floor with the front gardens and the street. The bench next to the front door reinforces this idea. This invites the residents to sit in the front garden on a beautiful summer day with a drink and in this way brings the residents in the street more in touch with each other.
Loggias en French balconies
Loggias (indoor balconies) have been incorporated in the front facades and French balconies in the rear facades by setting back the large windows and running the facade at an angle. This creates a panoramic view and at the same time shelter from the rain and direct sunlight in summer. Thanks to the large windows, it is simultaneously possible to provide all rooms with daylight and fresh air from outside, including the bathrooms, with one single frame.
Materialisation en detailing
The facades are carefully detailed and fitted with ageing Douglas wooden planks. This gives the house a refined natural look and at the same time gives the wood enough space to dry after a rain shower for a long life. The wooden parts have been implemented in the balustrades of the loggias and French balconies by omitting parts alternately. The alignment of the wooden planks has been carefully designed for each floor, so that the three floors can be clearly read in the facade. At the same time, the maximum length of wood that can be supplied has been designed integrally with the facade. The matt black aluminum sliding doors form a strong contrast with the wood, both in material and in colour, and offer wide access from the bedrooms to the loggias and French balconies.