BUILDING TYPE HOUSING
ARCHITECTUURGIDS.NL / ARCHITECTUREGUIDE.NL
Harderwijkerzand, Gooimeerpromenade, Huizen
Willem Jan Neutelings
PUBLICATIONS:de Architect 1995-5; Archis 1997-8; Bouw 2004-6; El Croquis 1999-94; Architecture + Urbanism 2006-6; Aan het Werk/At Work, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, 2003; Jaarboek 2003-2004
This complex of 152 residential units looking out across the waters of Gooimeer consists of two associated projects. The first to be built ranges housing blocks along a lakeside boulevard. Its slate-clad exterior is dominated by the horizontal panorama windows giving a wide-screen prospect of the lake. The second sites five sculptural apartment buildings half on the boulevard, half in the water. For these aluminium-clad ‘sphinxes’ rising sharply towards the water, the view, once again, is of overriding importance. Terraces nestle in the sloping roof plane; the heads differ slightly in design.