program: 20 dwellings of 120m², 22 dwellings of 60m², 68 parking places
area: 3.500 m2
client: Cradle of Development - COD
design: allard architecture
Allard Architecture was asked to do a design study for a car park site in Mijdrecht, providing for a new housing typology for the city.
The study explores the idea of sinking the existing public car park, which is essential for the local shopping industry and the housing complex above. Above the parking level, a new landscape is created including private gardens and shared amenities. This maintains the active street front, while providing the neighborhood with some welcome green space.