Posted by on

Design Initiative Aims to Improve Dutch Red-Light District’s Image

This unconventional building was designed by Bas Termeer in collaboration with Diederendirrix Architects. The project is part of a larger initiative that aims to improve the image of Woensel-West, a neighborhood in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Housing association Trudo proposed a large-scale plan to build iconic buildings in 16 locations in the area, each placed on top of similar plinths.

modern residence (2)“The site was an open gap next to a recently completed residential block,” the architects at Bas Termeer said. “This location marks the entrance of Baekelandplein, Eindhoven’s red-light district square.

“The plinth, a heavy and dark volume, functions as a pedestal for the superstructure and adds commercial space to the neighborhood. On top of the plinth there is a bright red volume containing two short-stay hotel rooms.”

modern residence (3)

“Over the red volume there is a steel structure wrapped in a decorated mesh, like a giant fishnet stocking,” the architects added. “The housing block’s façade together with the lace façade form a vertical space linked by a staircase.”

The highlight of the building is a roof terrace on top of the plinth, which opens up to unexpected urban views. [Information provided by Bas Termeer Architect; photography by Martijn Koch]

modern residence (6)modern residence (7)modern residence (8)modern residence (9)modern residence (10)modern residence (11)modern residence (12)Basis RGBBasis RGBBasis RGB

The post Design Initiative Aims to Improve Dutch Red-Light District’s Image appeared first on

…read more      

We Work Closely With…