Stadswerven, Dordrecht

Appartmenteblock, Dordrecht, Project Team: René van Zuuk,  Velina Iantcheva, Client: AM wonen, Start of design: 2018

The current development of the Stadswerven area is characterized by traditional buildings of mainly white and brown brick with gray and white window frames. This choice matches the architecture of the area with the surrounding buildings of the area.  Because these areas have been developed before the crisis, they have a higher density. The first phase of city yards is characterized by relatively low density and lower buildings of three floors with a local accent that can go up to 10 floors. The buildings on Lot A forms the head of Stadswerven and will not relate to the buildings of Stadswerven but will on an urban scale more relate to the buildings of it Noorderhoofd (max 17 layers) and the buildings on the Merwedehoofd (max 9 layers). The design consists of one building block that rises from three floors on the southwest side to nine floors on the northeast side. In the plinth on the east side the entrance to the building and to the parking garage is located. On the south side are living and working houses are placed to create  a lively plinth next to the cycle path, on the west side in the evening sun, a space has been reserved for a Grand Café and on the north side are the entrances to two houses. In the middle of the block where there is no daylight, are the storage rooms. On the first to ninth floor are 40 apartments. The roof consists of roof terraces with spacious roof gardens