A lifetime in the Jordaan
Our design includes a mix of apartment types, to facilitate generational variety between neighbours. We also wanted to make it possible for residents to remain in the complex as they moved through the different stages of life. The idea of generation-proof accommodation thus became our starting point. As a result, all apartments are single-storey and lift-accessible. The ground floor comprises thirteen rent-subsidized apartments for the elderly, their safety credentials emphasized by dedicated main entrances situated to face the enclosed courtyard. We also placed two commercial units on this floor, to add a bit of vibrant life. The three upper floors consist of owner-occupied apartments that increase in size with each storey, thereby providing accommodation for younger couples as well as families.