OODA + OOIIO unveils design for LEEUWARDEN HOUSING – URBAN WATER LILIES – EUROPAN 11

• December 20, 2011

The design of the proposal was instinctively developed under basic and determinant assumptions reflected from the local. Water, rurality, urbanity and cultural habits and traditions.

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LEEUWARDEN HOUSING - URBAN WATER LILIES, courtesy OODA+OOIIO

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LEEUWARDEN HOUSING - URBAN WATER LILIES, courtesy OODA+OOIIO

We have tried to form an interactive balance among all the premises and found in nature a conceptual framework that served as a starting point for the formalization of our urban housing plan. The floating water lilies.

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LEEUWARDEN HOUSING - URBAN WATER LILIES, courtesy OODA+OOIIO

This living in water organisms are in their essence specimens that naturally make a “bridge” between water and land world, developing a particular and sustainable ecosystem. Simultaneously the floating water lilies are also a recognizable icon of the Friesland province identity.

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LEEUWARDEN HOUSING - URBAN WATER LILIES, courtesy OODA+OOIIO

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LEEUWARDEN HOUSING - URBAN WATER LILIES, courtesy OODA+OOIIO

Our proposal design was based in this concept, trying to develop a new parallel urban system.

The need to combine and establish environmental relationships within the study area and the city of Leeuwarden, led us to a cellular organization, created from the abstraction of a water lilies set.

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LEEUWARDEN HOUSING - URBAN WATER LILIES, courtesy OODA+OOIIO

Through the juxtaposition , overlap and repetition of the floating cells we were able to organize and develop a unique residential and common environment with high integration of water, green spaces and agricultural areas.

In this way it was possible to bring together all the new residential habits and the natural /rural preexistences, creating a sustainable residential system in harmonious coexistence with the urban and natural environments.

OODA OOIIO LEEUWARDEN 36 600x424 OODA + OOIIO unveils design for LEEUWARDEN HOUSING   URBAN WATER LILIES   EUROPAN 11

LEEUWARDEN HOUSING - URBAN WATER LILIES, courtesy OODA+OOIIO

All the urban plan was created in a cellular matrix brought by the water lilies abstraction where all the ground floor access housing units, toghether with all the sports, agricultural and public spaces set in water, like floating water lily pad. In this sense all the apartment housing blocks are the exceptional forms with a more vertical assumption, and that are also related with the concept representing the abstraction of the Water lily flower.

+ Project facts

EUROPAN 11 – LEEUWARDEN HOUSING – URBAN WATER LILIES
LEEUWARDEN, NETHERLANDS
EUROPAN 11
Team: OODA: Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Francisca Santos, Diogo Mesquita, Lourenço Menezes
OOIIO: Joaquín Millán Villamuelas, Jesús Reyes García, Joanna Siejak, Ana Sánchez Torrecilla, Emiliano d´Incecco, Ana Mendicuti, Juan José Ortega López
Result: Settled

+ All images and drawings courtesy OODA+OOIIO

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Category: Architecture, Master Plan, Residential

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