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Care housing Weijerstaete

Care home sculptured in brick

Zecc designed an apartment building with 46 apartments commissioned by housing association Mooiland Vastgoed. The project concerns social housing for people with a need for limited residential care. The building is part of an ensemble of connected buildings and is designed to accent its height in the area. The building has a basement of curved masonry with a broad main entrance area. From the ground up the sculptural masonry transforms itself into an angular freeform with emphasized vertical elements. 

Context 
The building is part of an ensemble of connected buildings with meeting spaces, healthcare facilities, GP’s and a pharmacy. People live independently, if possible, but can make use of the care facilities in the building. The circulation space runs through the building and is shaped like it is part of the public space.  The building contributes to the quality of life for a group elders and stimulates personal encounters. 

Design
The building is part of a series connected buildings of the residential care complex Weijerstaete. It had to be attached to an existing building. It is like a thickened 'head' and height accents against the existing more low level surrounding. The complexity within this task was to design an efficient volume with 6 apartments a floor against the existing building with a different floor height than the surrounding buildings. 


The different floor height is created through the half-sunken area with storage units . This gave the apartments on the ground floor more privacy. Within the same gesture, there arose an elegant high entrance area. The entrance zone runs right through the building and connects the street with the interior. By using the material from the facade into the entrance, a feeling of being outside is created. The bright space invites to meet each other and there is room for a small communal facility in addition to the provisions in the rest of the complex.

The basement of the building is made of rounded brick masonry, which upward increasingly rejuvenates into a more angular motion. In the transitions areas there emerges outdoor areas and a urban angle accent. Upwards balconies with fencing slats are properly curved. The challenge in the design was the search to provide a relatively large block of six homes with a nevertheless slenderness and a vertical accent in the context. A light brick was chosen with bronze anodized frames and fences. The frames are hidden into a deepened space to emphasize the sculptural design of the bricks. 

Images: Stijn Poelstra

 

location:
Boxmeer
category:
Housing
m2:
5.600
client:
Mooiland Vastgoed / Van der Heijden
Team:
Van der Heijden, Fit Ingenieurs, VIAC
program:
care apartments
period:
2011 - 2016
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