Laan van Bol’es

83 apartements & row housing, Schiedam
Public & private housing
Client: WOG, Schiedam
2005 – 2009

Four blocks with mixed housing replace post-war housing in the Groenoord district of Schiedam. These make up visual units, so-called ‘stamps’, at either side of the axis of symmetry of the district.

At Laan van Bol’Es two apartment buildings are built. Perpendicular is a block of affordable gallery-accessed flats and a communal space. The fourth block is a row of town houses with gardens. All car parking is concentrated on the rears and is invisible from the street.

The facades share the typical material palette of the 70-ies en consist of bricks and concrete lintels with timber window frames.