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Hilversum

Old building in a new guise: how we prepare a former cigar factory for the future

tribute to history

The city of Hilversum is proud of its industrial history. One of the neighbourhoods with a variety of historical buildings is the ‘Electrobuurt’. In this area you’ll find a striking building which served as a cigar factory until 1949. Our client challenged us to create a future-proof design for this building. A design with new build elements that do justice to the historical character.
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restore

A severe fire in the spring of 2020 seriously damaged parts of the former factory. Between the building parts that have been preserved, we attached a new building that is strongly inspired by the original, historical design.
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entrance

The entrance of the complex is situated on this side of the building. Via this entrance you’ll find the healthcare housing and support functions, such as a sports hall and a petit cafe.

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flourishing

Want to use the side-entrance? It’s worth it! You’ll find a brand-new green courtyard, as the beating heart of the complex. We made it a ‘generation garden’; a beautiful and public outdoor space, that stimulates encounters between residents and the neighbourhood’s visitors.

Apart from a great view, the plants provide biodiversity and refreshment on warm days. In this courtyard, we built a pavilion which houses a second, small-scale healthcare institution.

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project details

  • program

    70 healthcare housing with supporting functions
    6.700 m² GFA

  • Client

    SVE Group

  • In collaboration with

    Pieters bouwtechniek
    Overdevest Adviseurs
    Loos van vliet
    MEES ruimte&milieu

  • visualization

    Vaes Visuals

  • Phase

    Preliminary design

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