Waterfront Residential Landscape

Design of dwellings and amenities in an urban ensemble

The Breevaarthoek project consists of an apartment building with 23 apartments and two penthouses, 28 ‘drive-in’ dwellings, and a modest commercial space. The site, known as Rutgesterrein, is located on the outskirts of Gouda where the peat moors meet the city. It is framed by two roads and a waterway. The complex thus forms a border between the city and nature, and between water and land. Using this edge condition as a point of departure, the project incorporates urban, rural and water references. The project adapts to its environment, adjusting its form to the surrounding conditions with regard to sunlight, access and water views.

The triangular site informed the division of the project into three sections, each with its own dwelling type. To the south, an apartment building along the short edge of the triangle faces the ...

  • 1997 - 2001
  • Completed
  • 1 ha Residential development of 6.070 m2 with 52 residential units and commercial facilities
  • Architecture
  • Photography: Rob 't Hart