van Bergen Kolpa Architecten

DUIN Almere Noorderduin

Client; Amvest en Kavel Real Estate
Project; Noorderduin phase 2a&b 192 family houses
Location: DUIN Almere
Planning: design 2016, execution 2017-2018
Construction costs: 31 mi euro
Urban design: BVR adviseurs
Landscape design: ZUS landschaparchitecten
Construction engineer: Aveco de Bondt

Immediately at the IJ lake, with view on the Randstad, Almere develops a new Dune city: DUIN. Along a center on the lakefront, DUIN offers alternate dune forests and dune valleys. Here you can live with a view of on the shore and the sand between your feet. The area is rugged with shells paths, altitude differences and winding residential streets. From your house you can directly enter the nature.

The design of the house of DUIN celebrates the landscape. Simple blocks that strengthen the undulating curves of the dunes. Short rows of houses and height-sloping rooflines. The private outdoor area and storage is materialized into a rough wooden deck with a beach house. The ribbed facades are build with sun-exposed light brickwork. The Roofs consist of weathered terracotta tiles. Pergolas and screens made of wooden poles and sticks cast a subtle shadow play on the surroundings. Living in DUIN feels like holiday.