The Geiserhof project in the centre of Zeist is an exercise in city surgery that involves embedding a residential courtyard within the urban fabric on the site of a former swimming pool.
A two-tone ornamented entrance building with apartments finished in shades of brickwork that occur in the surroundings offers access to a tapered courtyard flanked on both sides by similarly finished single-family homes. The eat-in kitchens in these homes open onto a green veranda zone that provides access to the courtyard. The courtyard itself features curved concrete U-shaped elements that serve as benches and demarcate raised green areas for trees and bushes that are inaccessible to dogs. The zero-energy houses are fitted with PV panels and dark-glazed rooftiles.