In the coming years, a lively residential area with a metropolitan allure will be built in the heart of the Randstad. Hyde Park in Hoofddorp is rapidly transforming from an office district to a new bustling neighborhood with plenty of facilities. Kensington, designed by Barcode Architects, forms one of the first blocks in this development and sets the standard for a new district with progressive architecture, in a bold urban plan.
Hoofddorp, the Netherlands
Hyde Park Ontwikkeling 789 C.V.
2017 – ongoing
Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs (structural engineering), DPA (building physics, fire safety), Hiensch Engineering B.V. (installations), Skaal Bouweconomisch Adviesbureau (cost management)
Dirk Peters, Caro van de Venne, Robbert Peters, Robertus de Bruin, Luca Braccini, Maurits Verhoeff, Danielle MacLeod, Gulce Onganer, Matteo Lattanzio, Pietro Maccioni, Lorenzo Di Giulio, Jaime Álvarez Lastra, Maarten de Haas, Joran Velsink, Niek van der Putten, Jelena Nikolic, Christian Meezen, Ruggero Pedrini, Beatrice Piola, Benito Campitelli, Elena Panaite, Fotios Gkrilias, Bogdan Ursan
Each architectural sub-volume is characterized by its own identity, whereby the joint synergy reinforces the whole. We deliberately searched for a pleasant gradation of volumes, light contrasts are used to give each house a strong appearance. The concepts for the different buildings and their materiality translate to the context, using a pleasant human scale as crucial starting point.
Commercial space and cafes are interspersed with entrances to the apartments on the ground floor, which create liveliness on street level. The different houses each have access to a large courtyard located on the first floor, where the residents can relax and meet each other. Large openings in the building give access to this courtyard, creating all kinds of different routes in and through the block.
will be a place with international allure that will put Hoofddorp on the map as an attractive and dynamic city