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Palissade e.o., Vijfhuizen
Liesbeth van der Pol
PUBLICATIONS:de Architect 2001-5, 2003-7/8, 2003-9; Detail In Architectuur 2003-6, 2004-3; Bouw 2003-7/8, 2003-10; Archithese 2003-4; Architecture + Urbanism 2004-4; Jaarboek 2003-2004
Liesbeth van der Pol’s masterplan locks into the small-scale rural buildings of Vijfhuizen. The architecture of its houses was to incorporate aspects specific to the region. Six sub-areas were entrusted to six young architects whose Archiprix and Europan entries held out the promise of fresh ideas. Marlies Rohmer designed a latter-day take on the traditional ‘stolp’ farmhouse with trendy claddings that include slate and orange frames. There are also larger stolp-like buildings that range rented units around a sheltered street. S333 developed prototypical pitched-roofed ‘farmstead’ units of varying length; their cladding of vertically profiled steel sheet and hardwood is reminiscent of barns. FARO too developed a variant on old Dutch houses with steeply raked roofs. BDG’s dyke and tower units resemble grain silos. The area also includes a number of do-as-you-please plots.