Wantijhof Dordrecht Constructing Complicated / Studio AAAN
Connection to town. The waterfront of the Wantij in Dordrecht has been an industrial website for hundreds of years. The shipyards and warehouses have now disappeared, however the water tower, mill, and energy plant have been given new capabilities throughout the city improvement, adjoining to the historic metropolis middle of Dordrecht.
The Wantijhof is situated in between the economic artifacts. With its massive metallic bay home windows, it connects to the large-scale buildings alongside the waterfront, whereas the brick facades on the street hook up with the dimensions of town middle.
Collective dwelling. Wantijhof varieties a closed constructing block, along with an present housing block. The brand new collective internal court docket is surrounded by 36 housing models of various scales and typologies. All flats have non-public balconies or a backyard on the deck inside an open metal grid construction. As a result of the each day routes within the plan traverse the backyard, the galleries, and the deck and move the non-public out of doors areas, the guts of the constructing is a spot of social interplay.
As a result of composition of the volumes and a big exterior staircase, the court docket could be reached and skilled from the general public area, and as such the boundaries between non-public, collective, and public differ in the course of the day or the 12 months. The selecting backyard within the coronary heart of the plan could be opened to the general public in spring and the shared deck is a perfect place for a neighborhood barbecue, sheltered from the wind with a view over the water and the internal backyard. This provides which means to the Wantijhof for the complete district.
Distinction. The parking storage and storage areas are built-in into the plan, not seen from the road, making the constructing on the road energetic and clear. That’s the reason the duplex flats are constructed across the parking storage, with a room on road stage and a deck backyard on the primary ground going through the internal court docket. The bottom ground is designed as a versatile construction with additional top. This may finally make it potential to create an workplace or store across the internal backyard with daylight on two sides. The facades are designed following the colour vary of the historic metropolis middle, with pink/brown brick and golden metal construction. They kind the distinction between the stony, heavy exterior and the sunshine, open construction of the collective courtyard.