- Architects: Mecanoo
- Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands
- Area: 74000.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Structural Engineer: ABT b.v., Delft; Goudstikker de Vries, Almere, the Netherlands
- Mechanical And Electrical Engineer: Viac Installatieadviseurs, Houten, the Netherlands
- Building Physics Consultant: Nex2us, Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands
- Client: Heijmans, Amersfoort; De Alliantie, Hilversum, the Netherlands
- Artist: Berend Strik, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- Programme: Masterplan for 357 dwellings, 400 m2 small-scale companies, and 4,000 m2 sports activities amenities, a complete of 74,000 m2.
With its function business structures, the previous website online of the Regional Energy Supply Company in Hilversum has all the time had its personal id. The gasworks website online used to be firstly positioned outdoor the town perimeter, however step by step become enclosed by means of residential trends. With the relocation of the gasworks, the chance arose to redevelop the website online and provides it a brand new title: Villa Industria.
Mecanoo created a masterplan for 357 properties – partially reasonably priced housing, partially owner-occupied, small-scale companies and carrying amenities. Inspired by means of the commercial heritage of the website online, the world has a recognisable id as soon as once more.
The city plan prioritises public house for pedestrians and cyclists. Recessed parking right through the website online frees up house for a inexperienced setting with water options and a centrally situated park.
An crowd pleasing ensemble of three cylindrical residential structures refers back to the outdated gasometers which as soon as stood at the website online. The current swimming pool has been reclad in brick, metal and glass, so it suits the aesthetics of the brand new construction. Robust metal columns toughen a brand new sports activities corridor and health centre which has been constructed on best of the swimming pool.
Modern properties with semi-circular roofs are positioned at the website online of a former warehouse with a identical form. The structures on the perimeter of Villa Industria have the similar top as the encompassing residential space. The courtyards consist of personal gardens with an intimate persona.
Coherence and variety
The structure of Villa Industria has a harmonious materialisation, a sculptural design language, and business detailing. Cool fabrics, akin to metal and glass are blended with heat fabrics like purple to red-brown bricks with delicate aid.
The software of the similar bricks for each and every construction creates coherence, while diversifications within the brick sizes and masonry ways, adorns and particular items supply range. The main points of each and every construction discuss with the precise historical past of the gasworks website online and give a contribution to the commercial persona of the brand new neighbourhood.