82 social apartments and 22 social houses
The combined open space infiltrates into the new built area through green vains. These vains are conceived as local public spaces and informal meeting areas for the inhabitants. They create light and air in the dense tissue and are integral and inseperable part of the qualitative living area. In order to meet the demanded density without loosing the required open space, several higher volumes are introduced. Like old mills, water towers and churches, they act as landmarks that determine the skyline of Hofstade, creating their own spatial context.