The Prinsenhoek project consists of three elements grouped around an inner garden: a 19th century villa, an apartment block and a car park. The old villa has been kept as an attractive historical element in the complex, while its garden is used as a binding element and quiet oasis in the city. The new building has a robust plinth of offices and shops and a middle section of apartments. Above that, six large penthouses form an articulated roofscape of cedar-clad volumes whose cantilevers and setbacks form deluxe terraces from which the city panorama can be enjoyed.
Program: 32 apartments, retail space
Client: Private developer
Support: Bureau Bouwkunde
Status: design 1992, completion 1995