Approximately 850 1 and 2-room apartments, catering facilities, and commercial amenities.
GERBRANDY CITY CAMPUS IN UTRECHT
The Gerbrandy location is situated near the city center of Utrecht, in a noisy area next to the railway. The accessibility to various educational institutions is excellent. The surrounding residential neighborhood is undergoing intensive restructuring, with Gerbrandy envisioned as the final piece of the puzzle, featuring a program of homes for small households (students, young professionals, and the elderly). A supportive program with collective amenities makes it a concept for urban living.
Given the scale of the environment, breaking down the total volume into smaller units is necessary. Building blocks surrounding an open atrium provide an ideal solution to address noise-related issues. The atria are designed to incorporate abundant greenery. The overall program shapes into a configuration of interconnected courtyards surrounding communal central traffic areas with amenities. Shops and catering facilities on the ground floor facing the city side elevate the block to neighborhood level.
A fully flexible floor plan layout ensures the overall development has a good future value, accommodating various types of housing, including the possibility of communal living arrangements.