- Project DE NIEUWE 'AVEN VLAARDINGEN
- Omvang 4200 m2 GFA
- Client OMA HOEK VAN HOLLAND
- Ontwerp CURRENT A+U
ThIs apartment building is presented as a monolithic volume of brick. This refers to the existing historic facade on the quay. By using different types of window-openings and outdoor spaces, the volume divides itself into 3 segments. Through this the volume fits in the small-town character of the area, while it switches between the scales of the two adjacent buildings.
The facade arrangement finds a balance between the horizontal and vertical plasticity. Vertical piers give the facade an articulation while at the same time the openings provide a panoramic view.
Passing through the gate to the back offers a surprise. The gallery wall to the courtyard gives a whole new character through its transparency and lightness as a contrast to the seriousness and soundness of the brick facade on the quay. This modern façade fits to the heavy traffic of the Vulcaanweg at the back.