Special brick patterns give scale
Within the Westerschans urban development plan we designed phase 1A. This multifunctional apartment building contains a large supermarket, 70 social rental homes and 13 quay homes. It is the first phase of the new living, working and residential area on the water of the Westhavendijk.
The colors and materials are in line with the materialization of the rest of the Westerschans, so that a natural unity is created in the area. The supermarket and retail space are focused on the shopping center, the houses have a view on the water or the green inner garden. The main form responds to its urban context with a height accent on the water and an overhang towards the city center. A rigid grid of warm bricks gives room for large windows and spacious balconies. The building is given scale by tactile brick details and patterns inspired by Zeeland weaving patterns. There is something new to discover on every scale!
The building has high sustainability ambitions and is connected to a WKO using an ice buffer system combined with solar air collectors and solar panels. All houses are very favorably oriented to the water or to the south, while the houses can use a communal garden on the roof of the supermarket.