Nieuw Zuid, n°7, n°8 and n°12, 3 Personalities in a Striga
Through a reinterpretation of the master plan by Secci and Vigano, we make optimal use of the qualities of the site and have formulated an appropriate answer to the given context. The specific relation between each house and its “panorama” is most important in the master plan. We have developed houses with panoramas overlooking the Park with a southern orientation, to the Schelde with a western orientation or to overlook the two connecting “woonerven” with a western orientation and we created a new panorama overlooking the roof garden in the centre part of N° 7. These social houses are made within a restricted economic context. Our most precious gift to the end users are houses that are connected in the best way to the varying context. Thus the project consists of 96 houses with 35 different typologies that support a social mix and diversity. The sustainability that we think is more important than the technical durability is the cultural durability. It is the spatial conception that makes the project durable and capable to adapt. In that sense the urban concept and the flexible structure are the most important elements. Technically the whole site of Nieuw Zuid and this project are CO2 neutral.