We are very proud of our winning entry for the tender of the former slaughterhouse in Haarlem. The 'Slachthuishof' commisioned by BPD/De Nijs is in collaboration with ZUS[Zones Urbaines Sensibles] and Hans van Heeswijk architecten.
press release Gemeente Haarlem :
Urban developer Bouwfonds Property Development (BPD) and construction company De Nijs win Slachthuisterrein tender
The municipality of Haarlem launched a European tendering procedure for the sale and development of the Slachthuisterrein. The tender committee has awarded the collaboration between urban developer BPD and construction company De Nijs with the best submission, meeting all conditions and criteria set by the municipality with regards to quality, process and finances. The tender committee is full of praise with the exceptional quality of the winning plan.
New living and working area The Slachthuisterrein is being developed into a new living and working area called the Slachthuishof, where a variety of functions will be realized, such as housing, cultural facilities, hospitality, business activity and the pop centre. Alderman Floor Roduner:”The preservation and restoration of the industrial heritage is an important aspect of the plan. The municipal monuments are unmistakably the centre of the development, in conjunction with the realization of new homes. The appeal of the plan is that the history of the Slachthuisterrein is used as a guiding design principle, and that this rich history of more than 100 years is based on this plan.”
Progressive approach to the Pop centre construction
BPD/De Nijs states in their offer that the realization of the pop centre is urgent and is the first priority of the project. The construction of the pop center is included as a separate building assignment in the tender, therefore its realization in the Slachthuisterrein can be brought to the forefront of the planning. The plan for the centre was discussed during the tendering procedure and coordinated with the future users of Stichting Hart and Patronaat. The plan for the pop centre is now to the full satisfaction of both users Stichting Hart and Patronaat.
Sustainability measures of high ambition
Based on the 'Goede Morgen' concept, the development team will realize a meeting place for all Haarlemmers, which contributes to a sustainable future. Houses are gas-free. Great attention is placed on water storage capacity. Water that is not absorbed into the ground is collected and stored by an integral system of wadi’s and gutters. Solar panels will be installed on the new homes, satisfying the greater part of the electricity demand. By using local sources, such as heat and cold storage, the area is provided with heat in a sustainable way.
Communication and participation
In the preliminary phase, BPD/ De Nijs has already spoken with many stakeholders and local residents, because they consider good communication and participation indispensable in such as process. The design of the public space will also be worked out in greater detail together with local residents, according to the municipal wishes and guidelines for citizen participation. Various entrepreneurs, of whom are mostly from Haarlem, have participated in the plan and would like to commit to the ‘Goede Morgen’ concept.
Harm Janssen, regional director BPD:”As a loyal collaborating partner of the municipality of Haarlem, we stand for a sustainable living environment for all Haarlemmers. Great to be able to inject new life into this piece of history.”
Daniëlle de Nijs, board member De Nijs:“This is a project that really suits us, an inner-city development of new construction and renovation/restoration.”
The Slachthuishof is a project by BPD/De Nijs in collaboration with Markus, ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles], Hans van Heeswijk Architecten, Van Ommeren Architecten, Metabolic, Advier and Alliander DGO.