CONSERVATORY UNITS REESHOF
BEDAUX DE BROUWER ARCHITECTEN, 1996-1998, Bijsterveldenlaan 401-429, Tilburg
Bedaux De Brouwer Architecten
Jacq. de Brouwer
In the early 1990s an area north of the railway line to Breda was reserved for the Floriade horticultural exhibition. As this was eventually held elsewhere in the Netherlands, work began here in 1994 on a residential district (De Reeshof). This rectangular block of 15 dwelling units is the result of a competition held by the local branch of the BNA (Royal Institute of Dutch Architects). The units have a mute brick face with a taut vertical thrust to the street and a glass conservatory facade on the garden side. The painting at the head end is by artist Rob Brandt. Measuring 10 by 11 metres, it is composed of handmade tiles of 30 x 30 centimetres each.