So you want to break down my house?
Duiven is a typical urban expansion area from the ‘70s, in which inhabitants all at once passed retirement age. Time for action! The municipality wants to implement various ‘residential care zones’ so residents can get their care in or close to their home. But, and this is typical of the neighbourhoods from the ‘70s, there is little space. Fortunately the residents planned together with us. The solution: demolition of 32 apartments and clever construction to make a beautiful place again. The result is also room for care apartments and ‘House of Droo’ with community facilities for young and old.
The replacement building for the 32 people is ready, as is the new-style nursing home (architect: Twee Snoeken).The construction of the care apartments (architect: Jan Bakers) and the House of Droo (Architect: Johan De Wachter) has started.