Slachthuisdistrict Haarlem Flats / vanOmmeren-architecten
New neighborhood across the former Haarlem Slaughterhouse. The Slachthuisdistrict is a brand new neighborhood in Haarlem with the monumental slaughterhouse as its centerpiece. A neighborhood the place residing and dealing are mixed alongside a pop college and catering, amidst a climate-adaptive public house. A layered plan – In shut collaboration between VOA (Van Ommeren Associates), ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles], and Hans van Heeswijk architects, a layered plan has been created with a matryoshka-like construction. The reworked slaughterhouse is centrally positioned on the brand new metropolis sq.. A 400-meter-long pergola borders the sq. and marks the transition to the entrance gardens of the homes. Collective rooftop gardens are positioned within the residential buildings. A lot consideration has been paid to the design of the transitions between the completely different ranges of the plan.
Various housing typologies. The Slachthuisdistrict is a neighborhood for everybody, which is why a big range of houses has been created. Throughout the municipal framework for 120 single-typology row homes, 162 houses have been created with all kinds in dimension and typology. This types the idea for an inclusive neighborhood. Collective components such because the clear constructing entrance stairwells, playful rooftop gardens, and distinctive pergolas have been employed as a cohesive pressure for the brand new neighborhood.
Within the masonry structure on the skin of the residential buildings, the robustness of the monumental slaughterhouse resonates. Across the collective rooftop backyard on the within of the buildings, there’s a casual world the place residents meet one another. Impressed by the encompassing working-class neighborhood, nice consideration has been given to the design across the housing entrances.
Automotive-free neighborhood. The place to begin within the design was to attenuate the dominance of vehicles within the public house as a lot as doable. Avenue parking is positioned on the edges of the plan. Parking garages are located underneath the collective gardens within the buildings. The sq. is designed as a shared house, the place solely the logistics of the pop college and the northern items are welcome. The zigzag sample of the sq.’s pavement makes it a connecting carpet, supposed for internet hosting conferences, taking part in sports activities and video games, and internet hosting occasions.
Sustainable residing. Local weather adaptability and ecology play a big function within the plan. An built-in plan of water and vegetation constructions contributes to local weather adaptation and creates a brand new habitat for a various number of birds, bugs, and mammals. Nest packing containers are built-in into the masonry facades, taking their design cues from the kind of façade vegetation that’s supplied. Though the greenery has not but been totally planted, the big recesses within the sq. across the slaughterhouse present the place water retention has been organized.
Vegetative facades and edges of the plan are additionally used for water buffering. The built-in water system ensures that rainwater is retained, could be utilized, can infiltrate, and when crucial, is discharged. This manner, every residence has its water faucet for rainwater, which boosts the attention of water within the neighborhood. Moreover, the appliance of photo voltaic panels, warmth and chilly storage, and the facilitation of shared vehicles and cargo bikes make for a sustainable and future-proof addition to town.