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Ouderenhuisvesting Zonnetrap / Elderly Housing Zonnetrap ( E. Hartsuyker, L. Hartsuyker-Curjel )
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ELDERLY HOUSING ZONNETRAP
E. HARTSUYKER, L. HARTSUYKER-CURJEL, 1976-1980
Spinozaweg/Molenvliet 206-640, Rotterdam

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Enrico Hartsuyker
Luzia Hartsuyker-Curjel

BUILDING TYPE:
Special accommodation

PUBLICATIONS:
Bouw 1971 p. 450; de Architect 1980-6; Architectuur Rotterdam 1970-1995, 1995; W. van Moorsel, D. Segaar-Höweler - Enrico Hartsuyker en Luzia Hartsuyker-Curjel: modellen voor nieuwe woonvormen, BONAS Rotterdam, 2008
Impossible to build at first, this competition-winning design from 1967 was eventually realized at a different site. It is based on 'Biopolis', a critical study rejecting CIAM urban design in favour of megastructures with an integrated mix of functions. Its 179 dwellings in terraced layers combine with rectilinear blocks for offices, studios and communal facilities to generate an exhilarating spatiality in the interior.