This multi-tenant office building is designed by Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur to replace a power company formerly located on the site. Residences ERL Site Leidschendam accommodates the municipal Parks and Public Gardens Department, a number of dwellings, business units, and a housing association. With a grass-roofed depot, this building can complete the surrounding wedge-shaped area.
This building has elongated volume ripples along Nieuwstraat that reduce the building scale and also break up the facade visually. The differences between the function and construction can be seen in the facade with dwellings above and business units in the glass-covered base. The tail and head of the building are distinguished easily with the rounded head facing the roundabout.
This rounded head facing the roundabout is where the offices and cafeteria of the Parks and Public Gardens Department are located while the housing association is located in the tail of the building. On the street side, the communal entrance leads to the gallery that lends access to the dwellings. A zone is covered by balconies and flanked by sheds on the courtyards, creating a comfortable and pleasant living environment.
Residences ERL Site Leidschendam Gallery
Photography: Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur