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WFKG // Intense lowrise housing Groningen // NL

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High density housing block with 180 town houses and apartments including parking garage
Miguel Loos
BAM vastgoed & Gemeente Groningen
2009
100 houses / ha
23.100 m2 BVO
Study finished
Miguel Loos, Khoi Tran, Luca Miserocchi, Ewoud Ruifrok, Maria Abadia
Florakade Groningen, NL
For the Development of this design we choose for a series of parameters which we consider fundamental for a good high density
low-rise neighbourhood:

- Relaxed, clear & feasible urban layout
- No “crazy” but compact typologies
- Double orientation minimal one garden connected to the living room
- High quality public space
- Parking in front of the house, but not on the street

The are has been split up in six clusters framing a car-free in-between semi-public square with lots of trees and playgrounds. This square extends the attractive quality of the surrounding public park.

All houses have are accessed via a front garden and are grouped around a green, semi-collective courtyard on the first floor. The cars are parked “invisibly” under this courtyard on groundfloor.
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