location Noordwijk, Netherlands
client Ab van der Wiel, Meelhattan B.V.
program residential, 600 units
surface 35 ha
status in progress
design team Studio Akkerhuis
With this urban study for the city of Noordwijk we presented possibilities for a modern residential area of a midsize city. The design of this new area for 600 residential units questions the limits between city and countryside and defines the contemporary conditions and needs for modern living.
The conception of the masterplan is based on a typology of multi-housing of varying density. The idea of communal gardens and amenities emphasizes the responsibility and initiative of the inhabitants, creates community awareness and questions boundaries between collective ownership and personal possession.