The design by URBAN CLIMATE ARCHITECTS GRONINGEN for the renovation and construction of an old video store was merged with the plan by VdpArchitecten and Buro DECIDE for the former lumber yard on Boterdiep in Groningen. This combination made it possible to work completely around the old timber construction, so that it could be incorporated into the new building untouched. In addition, it allowed the joint outdoor space and access for the living spaces on the floors to be linked. Patios provide additional light on the first floor.
The architecture was inspired by the qualities present. This has led to this special living and working complex in historical context.
We thank the parties involved for the pleasant, inspiring cooperation.
See also: https://groningerarchitectuurmaand.nl/inzendingen/houtstek-boterdiep.
The plan has been selected by the jury of the Groninger Architecture Prize.
The photo is by VdpArchitects
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