At the edge of Hoofddorp’s city centre, along the Burgemeester van der Willigenlaan, will residential building De Foyer arise. Residential building De Foyer will house a diverse mix of dwellings within a comfortable living environment. This project will be realised on the site of two former office buildings situated at Burgemeester van der Willigenlaan 40-66 and a part of municipal land. Recently the municipality of Haarlemmermeer and project developer Equilis came to an agreement to start. Therefore, there is a ‘go’ for De Foyer.


The project consists of 122 carefully designed apartments, including a parking facility for owners and visitors. De Foyer contributes to providing for the accommodation needs of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, with 30% of the apartments dedicated to social housing and 20% for mid-rent housing. The remaining apartments will be available for renting in the free sector. What makes the project special is the attention for seniors in need of care. The houses are designed with comfort as a priority, to meet the specific needs. An addition that promotes connectivity and interaction is the proposed communal living room for residents in need of care.

"The demand for care housing is rising sharply and will continue to rise. I am therefore very happy that we have an agreement for De Foyer, so that there will be additional care housing in our municipality again."

Jurgen Nobel, councillor for housing

In size and scale, the building fits within the urban character of the city centre. Situated between the Prins Hendriklaan and the new station route, the three building parts together form a harmonious whole. Significant attention has been paid to the outdoor spaces and the floor plans of the dwellings. Set-back building lines, loggias and balconies add to the quality of the dwellings and give the building a distinctive appearance. The architecture of the brickwork has been carefully designed and fits with two colours within the palette of earthy tones chosen for new development in the city centre. Brickwork joints add further refinement and emphasises the vertical character of the urban accent. The facade has a clear rhythm of massing and interruptions, bridging the difference in scale between the new city centre developments and the surrounding neighbourhood. The building provides a healthy balance between tranquillity and bustle for future residents. Within the building, parking spaces are available for (shared) cars, (cargo) bicycles and mobility scooters. The edges and roofs of the parking facility will be provided with vegetation. The design integrally provides for the facilities of climbing plants, nesting boxes and water collection.


Joeri van Ommeren, Tsveta Ruseva, Bob Spitz, Valeriia Pozharska, Thijs Asselbergs
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