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Woningbouw, Wijkcentrum Meerzicht / Housing, District Centre Meerzicht ( A.C. Alberts )
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HOUSING, DISTRICT CENTRE MEERZICHT
A.C. ALBERTS, 1972-1977
Meerzichtlaan, Zoetermeer

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Ton Alberts

BUILDING TYPE:
Housing
Sociocultural buildings

STATE:
District Centre demolished in 2001

PUBLICATIONS:
de Architect 1977-3; Bouw 1978-19; Architectuur Bouwen 1991-12
This complex consists of a community centre, a health centre, a social services centre and 198 old-age dwellings. Alberts responded to the large-scale surroundings by applying organic forms linked together on a small scale and gradually decreasing in height from seven storeys down to one. The 'principle of human encounter' is provided for inside by recesses and places to sit, and outside by squares and a reflecting pool with a stepped terrace.
The district centre is demolished in 2001; the dwellings are renovated.