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Highnote

Like many urban centres, the growing Dutch city of Almere is in need of affordable housing. Designed by local firm Studioninedots and located near the city centre, Highnote contains 157 homes and expresses a public-facing architectural style that these types of projects typically lack. Clad in red-tinted prefab concrete panels, the high-rise makes clever use of an asymmetrical triangular site to create pedestrian-friendly public spaces on the ground level, including an open square that will become a venue for public art and community events, and an alley reimagined as a winding garden with integrated seating. The ground level also features indoor and outdoor workspaces for residents and multi-purpose “urban rooms,” while a 450-square-metre rooftop garden offers residents a dedicated area for social events and outdoor activities.

Highnote

Team: Vincent van der Klei, Albert Herder, Metin van Zijl and Arie van der Neut with Sem Holweg, Eva Souren, Isabel Albert Lopez, Ania Bozek, Marina Bonet and Stijn de Jongh

Award of Merit: Multi-Unit Residential Buildings
Highnote

Designed by Studioninedots in Almere, Netherlands, Highnote contains 157 homes and expresses a public-facing architectural style that these types of projects typically lack.

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