The urban volume emerges from the programme and the collective way of living in the building. The residential towers contain relatively compact dwellings connected by a collective plinth intended for meeting functions.
The tall tower forms a height accent towards the city and matches the height of the nearby buildings in the Blokker location. Because the tower is staggered in height, it creates an expressive and recognisable silhouette. The lower residential tower faces the "A1west" development area and relates in scale and size to the "Wonen in Goud" residential building.
An important starting point for the development area of residential building 1828 Gouda is to continue the park-like setting of the Spoorpark. In collaboration with landscape architect MXT, a design was created that anchors the plan to its surroundings.
Since the building components stagger in relation to each other - and are set back from the street - the landscape forms itself around the building, so to speak. Sunken stairs and a ramp cross this park-like strip situated in front of the building.
Part of the volume of the tall tower slides over this park-like strip and accentuates the position of the main entrance. Here, the park runs along the building as well as under it. The resulting canopy forms an inviting gesture to residents and visitors.