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Armada Housing, Paleiskwartier, Den Bosch

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion Awards
Den Bosch, The Netherlands Credo Integrale Planontwikkeling BV £30m 2003 4

Project details

Ground-breaking residential scheme celebrates the great outdoors.

Local climate and topography shaped our entire 250-apartment scheme.

We planned the location and orientation of ten mixed long and tall houses to capture the sunpath and minimise overshadowing.

Roof elevations face south and southwest, bathing all living rooms, balconies and principal bedrooms in natural light.

South (wind) side elevations form giant roofs, giving them a distinctive curved profile, while northern elevations house social winter gardens with planted terraces and balconies.

Brief

  • design a waterside residential development in an historic town
  • drive regeneration of a former industrial centre

Results

  • maximised natural light and views, minimised wind turbulence
  • green energy: rooftop solar collectors supplement hot water supply
  • awards: BEX (Building Exchange) Award (Regeneration Achiever) 2005, MIPIM (International Property Market) Award (Finalist) 2004, Regeneration Award (International Regeneration category) 2004, Publieksprijs (Best-Loved Building Award) 2004