Discover Masterplan Villa Industria Project by Mecanoo

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Villa Industria Project by Mecanoo

The massive masterplan of 357 news homes located in the Villa Industria is now completed by Mecanoo.  This impressive project is located in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

“With its characteristic industrial buildings, the former site of the Regional Energy Supply Company in Hilversum has always had its own identity. Mecanoo created a masterplan for the redevelopment of the site into Villa Industria: a neighbourhood with 357 homes – partly affordable housing, partly owner-occupied, small-scale businesses and sporting facilities. The urban plan prioritises public space for pedestrians and cyclists. Recessed parking throughout the site frees up space for a green environment with water features and a centrally located park. The courtyards consist of private gardens with an intimate character. An eye-catching ensemble of three cylindrical residential buildings refers to the old gasometers which once stood on the site.” – from Mecanoo

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Green environment

The urban plan prioritises public space for pedestrians and cyclists. Recessed parking throughout the site frees up space for a green environment with water features and a centrally located park. An eye-catching ensemble of three cylindrical residential buildings refers to the old gasometers which once stood on the site. The existing swimming pool has been reclad in brick, steel and glass, so it fits the aesthetics of the new building. Robust steel columns support a new sports hall and fitness centre which has been built on top of the swimming pool.

Modern homes with semi-circular roofs are situated on the site of a former warehouse with a similar shape. The buildings at the perimeter of Villa Industria have the same height as the surrounding residential area. The courtyards consist of private gardens with an intimate character.

Villa Industria Project by Mecanoo

Size: 74,000 m2
Design: 2004 – 2015 (phased delivery)
Realisation: 2007 – 2018 (phased delivery)
Client: Heijmans, Amersfoort; De Alliantie, Hilversum, the Netherlands.
Structural engineer: ABT b.v., Delft; Goudstikker de Vries, Almere, the Netherlands
Mechanical and electrical engineer: Viac Installatieadviseurs, Houten, the Netherlands
Building physics consultant: Nex2us, Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands

Artist: Berend Strik, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Programme: Masterplan for 357 dwellings, 400 m2 small-scale businesses, and 4,000 m2 sports facilities, a total of 74,000 m2.

Awards: 1st prize competition

All images ©MECANOO – mecanoo.nl