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Tower apartments Meyster's Buiten

Historical silhouette redesigned

The Tower apartments are the final piece of an area transformation along the Merwedekanaal in the residential neighborhood Oog in Al in Utrecht. This was the former location of the Cereol factory where soy products were produced for the cattle feed production. Large round silos used to store soy commodities. The new residential tower is a direct reference to these silos, which were inextricably linked to the factory complex.

Just like the former silo, the tower has a metal facade and the building is placed on a heavy concrete structure. The sleek, round shape of the silos has evolved into a freer form language with large fan-shaped balconies. The houses are always rotated 90 degrees relative to each other, giving the balcony a double clear height. This clever rotation has been made possible by a completely freely configurable floor plan. There is a load-bearing fa├žade and core with a staircase and an elevator. Because of this main set-up, both the housing size and the layout were flexible. Zecc has designed a "customized" floor plan with every buyer. None of the 16 homes therefore has an identical floor plan. The flexibility in the floor plan is also retained for the future.

Meyster's Buiten is nominated for NRP Gulden Feniks 2016
 in the category urban area transformation. For more information about this nomination, click here to go to the site of the NRP Gulden Feniks.


Images: Stijnstijl Fotografie
Image historical: G. de Korte

location:
Utrecht
category:
Housing
m2:
1.500
client:
vof. Meyster's Buiten
program:
16 apartments of 120 m2
period:
2011 - 2017
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