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Kruitfabriek Muiden

Zecc has won the selection for Albert Heijn De Krijgsman and 35 apartments on the former site of the gunpowder factory in Muiden. De Kruitfabriek marks the entrance of a new living and working area with 1,300 homes in a green setting along the IJmeer. The building is located next to the former Ketelhuis in the subarea De Fabriek where several facilities will be located. Together with several historic buildings it forms an important meeting place by the market square. To enhance the quality of this place, functions such as parking, storage and provisioning are solved within the building volume.


The building is all-sided with a recognizable square, street and end façade. Classic elements have been used as inspiration for the modern industrial architecture of brick and steel. The facades are transparent, light and open to the square. A brickwork plinth was chosen with a grid of steel above it within which the residential program is located. The entire ground floor is occupied by the Albert Heijn supermarket. The semi-underground parking basin houses 50 parking spaces and all storage areas.

 

The apartments are located on the first through the third floors around a courtyard and are accessed by a circular gallery. The three- and four-room apartments vary in size between 75 and 110 m². The aim is to position the residential function on the exterior facade as much as possible so that the residents can take maximum advantage of the green and partly historic surroundings.



The exterior spaces of the apartments provide a articulation in the facade; balconies jump and vary in size and position. The intended roof terraces provide spectacular views of the IJmeer. Within the steel grid, green accents provide a friendly facade image and, on the south side of the building, filter sunlight. Greenery on the square facade also provides more privacy. The masonry plinth of the Albert Heijn matches the scale and material of the existing buildings. The distinct roof lines refer to a historic cityscape with different roof shapes and directions. Zecc has now started working on the design on behalf of KNSF Vastgoed and Ahold.

 

Impression: Zecc Architects

location:
Muiden
category:
Housing
m2:
7.550
client:
KNSF Vastgoed en Ahold
program:
35 apartments, Albert Heijn, semi-underground parking
period:
2020 - present
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