Bridging the architectural gap
Oostpoort is a lively and dynamic district with a rich mix of architectural styles and housing types. The new building, named the Polderblok, will therefore constitute part of a row of existing buildings along the Polderweg, each with its own unique style. To illustrate: on one side of the under-construction Polderblok lies the local police station, a solid, cube-like brick building with a grid of rectangular windows. On the other lies the Montessori College building by Anton Herzberger, with its recessed façade and horizontal articulation. The Polderblok’s design allows it to act as a sort of architectural bridge between these neighbouring buildings, thereby making a cohesive whole of the lot.
A variety of households under one roof
The Polderblok is designed to accommodate families, single parent households, pensioners and young, first-time renters. Consequently, the apartments will come in a range of types and sizes, to accommodate the varying needs of these different households. At the heart of the Polderblok is a communal courtyard complete with splash pad, while the lobby serves double duty as a communal lounge.