Naarden is one of the oldest maintained fortified city in Europe and a great example of a Dutch star fort. An office building opposite the old city hall is going to be reconstructed for residential use. The façade repeats in unique blocks that surround a courtyard in an angular ring shape.
Incisions were made into this block in a way that adds to the historical features of the surrounding environment. The scheme includes houses for people of various incomes and are designed to minimise energy consumption. The variety of facades are classically and symmetrically constructed, aiming to emulate the scale and language of the area. This subtle mix creates a collection of buildings that acknowledge the surrounding historic streets.