The catch­word for Vijfhuizen, a VINEX-​location with Lies­beth van der Pol as urban archi­tect, was ‘mod­ern towns’. The key-​points for this design were: small-​scale, indi­vid­u­al­ity, sep­a­rate ele­ments, social dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion, bor­der­ing com­mon ground, off-​street park­ing and archi­tec­tural cohesion.

The result was a strong con­cept of ‘steep eaves and dra­matic dorm­ers’ with vari­a­tions in build­ing align­ment and ori­en­ta­tion, large and small lots, semi-​detached and free-​standing, and a plethora of yards: front, side, back… each with its own sur­prises and char­ac­ter. Hous­ing, as in any estab­lished town, is mixed: sub­si­dized apart­ments, starter, mid-​market and lux­ury homes. Despite the many dif­fer­ent needs, the goal of archi­tec­tural cohe­sion was achieved by giv­ing the var­i­ous ele­ments the same over­rid­ing pro­file. The apart­ment build­ing, for instance, looks much like the big brother of a house.
In the inter­est of con­ti­nu­ity the entire project was built using wood and tile. The fronts and gabled sides were hung with burnt-​orange wooden plank­ing, and the steep 60º roofs were cov­ered in anthracite-​colored ceramic roof­ing tiles.

FARO Architecten Lisserbroek

land­goed de olmen­horst
lis­ser­weg 487d
2165 as lisserbroek

ves­tig­ing oost
oude kraan 72
6811 ll arnhem

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