Zuidwijk De Burgen

Zuidwijk De Burgen

Architect
KAAN Architecten
Location
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Project Year
2010
Category
Urban Green Spaces

Apartments

Housing
Jannes Linders

Zuidwijk De Burgen

KAAN Architecten as Architects

The restructuring of a neighbourhood in Zuidwijk situated at the South-end of Rotterdam and is part of the extension belt that was built in the Fifties and Sixties. The urban concept is based on a plan of Willem van Tijen. Nearly all the medium-rise blocks are demolished to make way for single family low-rise. In the course of this operation one thousand dwellings of roughly sixty squares are replaced by six hundred dwellings double the size. In combination with a realistic parking ratio of two cars per dwelling, this results in a considerable increase in building density and in a 50% reduction of inhabitants’ number. The emphasis of the design is on retaining and reinforcing the structure of natural green and so characteristic spaces of this district by re-using the old building footprints via a different typology: single family dwellings with collective gardens.

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