FARO won together with Zeeman Vastgoed the competition to design Hoogwoud Oost, the second phase. We submitted a current, typical Dutch plan that we named ‘Hollands Glorie’ (Dutch Splendor). Inspired by the Dutch tradition of rural villages and fitting with the typical Dutch village of Hoogwoud. The plan has a variety of housing types: town houses with characteristic corners, semi-detached homes and apartments for sale and for rent.
Hollands Glorie refers to the Dutch tradition in architecture. It uses colors that are of all times: red roofs and bricks, accents in wood painted red and white frames. The plan doesn’t copy the past without thought, but builds on it to create a Dutch plan for the future. A Dutch plan also has a certain head-strongness. Large white dormers that contrast with the red roofs and blue skies give the plan a certain pizzazz. Every house is identifiable by its dormer.
The apartments are built as a little village in itself. Not as a big block, but as a building with a strong silhouette of gables, a reference to the wharfs of Marken. This way, the apartment building follows the scale of the rest of the houses.