United building 400 apartments

Design of an energy friendly dwellingblock of 28000m2 at the Friesestraatweg in Groningen. During the design process the environmental influences were the most important.


The dark, brick, skin serves as a shield for the busy Friesestraatweg, while the courtyard of the building, on the side of the river Reitdiep, is an open, green and friendly space where residents can relax. Also the path of the sun was a big inspiration. Because of the inlet and the increases on both sides of the building the sun can do her job perfectly. The destination plan is final and the building will start in 2018.