Boogstraat 1, Almere-Haven
PUBLICATIONS:Bouw 1985-10; Casabella 1984-12; Architectural Review 1985-4; W. Reinink - Herman Hertzberger, architect, 1990
The main block and low-rise dwellings of this old-age home surround a communal garden. Corridors to the residential units issue from a central hall on all floors. As Structuralism receded as a stepping-off point for form and design, Hertzberger's architecture gravitated more towards an up-to-date version of the New Objectivity. Inside, however, such familiar themes as personal expression and advancement of social contact still prevail in corners and at stairs.