Over the coming years the former Norfolk site in the dockland area of Scheveningen will be transformed into a mixed-use district of housing, shops, cafés, restaurants, leisure amenities and fishing facilities.
MPR Development is working on De Zuid, a scheme of 400 apartments and ground-access homes just a stone’s throw from the dunes, the beach and the docks. The architectural elaboration of the apartment buildings on Houtrustweg is by Marlies Rohmer, LEVS and ONX. What distinguishes the design by Marlies Rohmer is the use of names related to the beach and the sea, lending identity to the individual owner-occupied dwellings
The apartments on Houtrustweg vary in height, massing and architecture, with spacious balconies and terraces. They are designed within a coherent main structure with a diverse range of floor plans. The dwellings on the first level are raised above the street and have a spacious outdoor area on the plinth. This is cut by wide steps leading to the main entrance halls. The apartment buildings are placed on top of a car park that serves all apartments.