Capelle aan den IJssel


Arjan Welschot (NL 1978)

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Text by Helena Casanova: For this proposal the location is divided into a virtual grid of 8 rectangular blocks with courtyard that is little by little transformed into a one more organic grid following two main design decisions: one is to create a diagonal axis from west to east in front of the new tower of Hoven I, and the other is to transform the rigid structure into a more organic one to create 'specific spatial surplus' to the streets. The blocks are 3-4 levels high and are occupied by apartments and by row houses. The entrances of the houses are situated on ground floor, even for the apartments. Parking is situated half-buried or completely buried under the houses blocks.

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