Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Kadoeler Breek in Dordrecht, Netherlands by EGM architecten
September 19th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Ronald Schlundt Bodien
Kadoeler Breek / EGM architecten
The realization of the Kadoeler Breek in Amsterdam-Noord has created a special place where residents can continue to live as long as possible in their own familiar neighborhood. Thus, the Kadoeler Breek gives a boost to the restructuring of the district Banne North. The new project consists of life-proof housing (social and free rent) for old and new residents. Residents of the old building can return in the new building. Comprehensive care is available for the neighborhood and its residents, and in the local restaurant Coco’s Kitchen residents meet one another.
The new development, Kadoeler Breek, is currently the largest housing project in Amsterdam and also makes up part of the planning for the renewal of the De Banne district. The new building consists of 180 apartments, a service centre, welfare facilities and parking, and will form a new Care Corner together with the adjacent district renewal planning. Like the other new building the main plans for Kadoeler Breek consist of a platform made up of three building components and some detached residential buildings. These buildings can accommodate various kinds of apartments: market rental, owned, protective environment and wheelchair accessible apartments. These are completed to meet various needs, satisfy the applicable grant requirements and are easy to care for due to their wide set-up. Whenever possible the apartment entrances are located at street level, which is good for the quality of life and for safety.
The building platform includes a parking facility on the ground floor and the first floor includes the majority of the community-oriented facilities. Underlining the building’s neighbourhood-friendly character, the façade of the platform is largely transparent. Each residential building has a clear form and all are built mainly of brick. A collective roof garden overlooks the adjoining nature reserve. The various components throughout the complex are completed with a colour mix of charcoal, orange and off-white masonry; each with its own identity.
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