A reference to old port areas
The Westerschans 1B apartment building forms an important urban development link in the new residential and shopping area of the Westerschans in Goes. This apartment building contains retail space and 27 owner-occupied apartments. Westerschans 1B is the second phase of the urban integration plan thatJeanne Dekkers Architectuur and ZOETMULDER designed for the entire Westerschans area.
The location on the water, the gift of the location, is optimally facilitated by placing the functions along the Westhavendijk and opening the public spaces towards the water. The existing road will be diverted so that the Westerschans project is beautifully situated along the water. Westerschans 1B has a transparent and rounded shopping plinth that connects the higher-lying shopping area with the lower-lying car-free quay and the water of the Westhavendijk.
The four floors above contain 27 apartments with a large diversity of housing typologies. Six housing types, from standard apartments to luxury penthouses, are all characterized by their splendid waterfront views. All apartments have a private parking lot in the parking garage below, the four penthouses have access to their personal garden or patio.
The colours and materials are derived from the material scheme of the Westerschans development, in this way the area obtains a natural unity. The horizontal accentuation of the volume is specified in the urban plan. We developed this concept into a continuous and curving balcony, which gives the building a powerful identity within the urban ensemble. The curving balconies refer to the omnipresent water, additionally the protruding shape of the waves give prolonged access to southern sunlight.