line
loos architects
line
NEWS
line
PROJECTS
line
INFO
line
CNHD // ON TOP / Multifunctional cityblock Delft // NL


Project:

Team:

Client:
Date:
Status:
Location:

Multifunctional block with innovative urban housing for young families
Miguel Loos, Katalin Toth, Paul Coenen, Ewoud Ruifrok
Stadsgewest Haaglanden
2009
Idea competition design
Maria Duystlaan, Delft, NL
The focus of this design lies on a combination of small-scale housing units for young families and large-scale amenities. We grouped the amenities in a 3-storey cluster covering the whole plot. On top of the amenities we created a collective platform which offers a secluded quality, similar to that of a small housing neighbourhood.
Combining an urban plinth and a suburban topping, the block has a certain ambiguity. Therefore it relates  to the compactness of the urban blocks of the city centre of Delft as well as to the open layout of the adjacent low-rise neighbourhoods.
On ground floor level we situated the garage, a supermarket and small commercial units. On the first and second floor we placed a day-care centre and kindergarden.
The middle of this cluster is occupied by two-storey high multifunctional halls.Townhouse typologies like the one on the third floor can normally only be found in the context of expensive villa-parks in downtown locations. Here, however, the added amenities generate sufficient profit to render this typology affordable for young families.
line