Rotterdam, NL | Amsterdam, NL
The result of the completion of the De Eekenhof project is a striking building in Enschede. It is a pronounced architectural gesture smack in the middle of the renovated Roombeek residential district, forming an unmistakable landmark at the intersection of major roads, routes and visual axes.
The brick apartment block, which actually comprises three parts, is situated on a triangular plot. The multi-faceted dynamism that can be seen in the partly staggered construction of the volume, the composition of the façade, the iconographic use of stylistic citations and a dizzying central hall in the main building is characteristic.
De Eekenhof proves to be a coherent, intelligent design based on movement, growth and dynamism, thereby harmonising with and symbolising the result of the renovation of the district. It is a meaningful building because of its autonomous qualities, but also as a potential monument that both looks back to the past and gives direction to the future.
Location: Enschede, NL
My Role: Architect