Stadsplein, a new residential and shopping area near Spijkenisse’s existing shopping centre, is intended to give a new impetus to the town. The square, sited on a former parking lot, is bordered on one side by water. Clear routing and good connections with the existing town centre for visitors on foot and the shopping public were among the principal demands.
The two shopping streets leading from the current shopping centre to Stadsplein are the structural elements. Slightly curving, the vista of the streets cannot be seen in one view, but slowly unfolds as the visitor progresses.
Stadsplein has two levels; a raised square adjacent to the shops and a lower area on the waterfront. The form and different levels of the square create various leisure spaces, which van be used for a variety of activities.
The plan is divided into three blocks, with an underground parking garage consisting of two layers as the connecting element. The first block rises from the water in the form of a town wall, topped with houses featuring pitched roofs. The residents’ external spaces are located on the waterfront. Shops are located on the ground floor, with various types of residential accommodation above. The central block is enclosed by two curved streets with shops with residential accommodation above. The residential accommodation is accessed via a first floor deck. Both communal and private external spaces are located on this deck. The last block, sited on the perimeter of the area, includes the entrance to the parking garage.
[A] Sjoerd Soeters
[P] Houses, shops & parking garage
[G] 48,575 m2
[C] Multi Vastgoed B.V.