Lakerlopen residential project

The “Lakerlopen” residential project impresses with a classical clay brick solution in which the simplest of means have been used to create high urban and living comfort quality. The housing units follow the style of the 1920s/1930s and therefore harmonize in a pleasing and unassuming way with the existing housing in the garden city on the outskirts of Eindhoven, although the latter is in need of refurbishment.

Simple shapes and clear composition of detail formulate a clear political statement on housing construction in the 21st century, which is always highly relevant especially in times with an increased need for urban renewal and refurbishment. Architecture does not want to do more. With an endearing modesty, the clear structuring of the units generates a variety of new squares and courtyards. The quality of these new open spaces that fit in harmoniously with the building structures designed with different volumes becomes evident when compared with the historical housing stock standing adjacent on the estate.

The project was awarded the second prize overall and selected as winner in the category for “residential building/multi-storey building” of the Fritz Höger Prize for Brick ­Architecture 2011.


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