Housing Hatert by 24H architecture

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Housing Hatert by 24H architecture

Perforated metal balconies fold like ribbons around the facade of an apartment block in the Dutch city of Nijmegen.

Housing Hatert by 24H architecture

The irregularly shaped balconies project from each corner of the 13-storey-high tower, which was recently completed by Rotterdam studio 24H architecture.

Housing Hatert by 24H architecture

Named Housing Hatert, the building contains 72 apartments in its upper storeys.

Housing Hatert by 24H architecture

A health centre and a community hall occupy the ground floor of the block, while a car park is located beneath.

Housing Hatert by 24H architecture

This is the third project from the Netherlands on Dezeen this month, following headquarters for drinks brand Red Bull and an overhauled townhouse - see more Dutch architecture and interiors here.

Housing Hatert by 24H architecture

Photography is by 24H architecture.

Here's some more text from 24H architecture:


In the area Hatert, at the edge of the city of Nijmegen, the housing corporations Portaal and Talis organize a great renewal operation. Most of the current housing does not comply with contemporary standards or needs a substantial make over.

Housing Hatert by 24H architecture

For this operation the city of Nijmegen worked in cooperation with the office of Khandekar towards a masterplan in which most of the present houses are renovated or renewed. Besides this upgrading, the open areas in the neighborhood will be filled with several new housing projects.

Housing Hatert by 24H architecture

24H architecture designed a sturdy tower with free formed balconies around, which make a recognizable sculpture from all directions; the new 'crown' of Hatert.

Housing Hatert by 24H architecture

The parking for the apartments is organized underneath a raised deck that will function as a new public space for the citizens of Hatert. Underneath the housing program the ground floor will be used as a community health centre.

Housing Hatert by 24H architecture

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Project: Housing Hatert, Nijmegen
Client: Portaal, Veenendaal
Architect: 24H architecture - Boris Zeisser, Maartje Lammers
with: Albert-Jan Vermeulen, Anja Verdonk, Harm Janssen, Olav Bruin, Dirk Zschunke, Bruno Toledo
Programme: 72 apartments, health center
Site address: Cort van der Lindenstraat Nijmegen
Design: 2007-2009
Construction: 2010-2011
Construction costs: € 12.500.000
Floor area: 8.000m2

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Persons and companies involved in the project:
Structural engineer: Adams bouwadvies, Drunen
Contractor: Giesbers Wijchen Bouw, Wijchen

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Materials used for walls/floors/ceilings:
Balconies and façade; Aluminium panels Verstegen Perforatie Techniek
Façade; Curamu wooden siding
Facade ground floor; Saint Gobain art panels with custom print
Windows; Alcoa Aluminium frames
Illumination, lamps (product/company): Offices; Zumtobel Staff

  • Teun Bimbergen

    Looks similar to LEVS' tower De Zilverling in Amsterdam if you ask me, but nice balconies! http://www.levs.nl/show/project/67/de_zilverling_

  • panulli

    Yes, it looks cool from the outside. But the floor plans of each apartment seem to be very boring and not really inviting. Maybe that's the reason why there are no pictures of the interior.

    • jos

      Floor plan looks a bit dull indeed. I like the project nonetheless. The balconies are a nice way of giving the building some panache. The architects of this project seems to be dosing budget / architectural effort in a clever and rational way.

      • aLeX

        It looks like that because it's a social dwelling building – ment for low income people, but the architect didn't want to come up with the ugly facade just because of that; so they found good price/design solution to make payable appartments + luxury balconies + give some more value to the neighbourhood, which was the worst neighbourhood of the city, but at the moment is in the developing.

  • name

    Reminded me of Marco Polo Tower in Hamburg, where the balconies are done a bit more sophisticated and out of 3d prefabricated concrete…
    http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fu

    • Sandor Marks

      Keep in mind that this is social housing.

  • mik

    looks nice if you don't look more then 1minute

  • http://www.firstprop.in First Properties

    Hope to see these kind of Apartments soon in Bangalore

  • edward

    Nice bit of design work enlivening a necessarily mundane brief.

  • Eleno Choo

    Aqua Tower revisited

  • turtle

    They should have used Prodema not timber cladding. The soffits hould have been lined with the timber cladding and the decking should have smooth surface. Seems like a general lack of thought as to finishes. but thumbs up for the overall idea.

    • manolo

      I think the timber cladding is fine. I reckon they didn't clad the soffits and used timber decking so that rain water can drip through the gaps. Save the costs for floor wastes and ugly down pipes. And a smooth surface decking is simply to slippery. I can't see a lack of thoughts about the finishes. Actually it's the contrary.