Grienden

In a period of 11 years, HvdH realised 170 dwellings and a medical centre in the village extension plan De Grienden. Most of the dwellings flank a stretched car-free court. Four small pint blocks are designed in a park on the border of the plan. In all subsequent stages of the project, prefabricated concrete lintels and gutters and contrasting brickwork are the main tectonic themes. The last phase with terraced and semi-detached houses consists of simple homes with sloped roofs, marked by a capricious line formed by prefabricated concrete gutter and roof elements.

The project has been widely published including the Phaidon Atlas of World Architecture.

Client: De Maashoek, Puttershoek