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West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

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West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

Mixed-Use Districts with Character

Gasthuiskwartier, ‘S Hertogenbosch, NL

Transforming a hospital campus to a dense mixed-use urban district.

The Gasthuiskwartier (formerly GZG-terrein) is a 5-hectare site situated in the historical centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Since 2013, West 8 has been the lead urban designer and architectural supervisor for its transformation.

The masterplan is based on a series of new pedestrian streets that connect the area with its surroundings. Combined with the highly differentiated street elevations, they create a seamless connection with the intricate urban fabric of the city center.

Four new building blocks with underground parking will be built on the site, with a mixed urban program of residential, home businesses, and commercial spaces. The wide variation in building sizes, (bay) window configurations, corners, and gutter lines create a lively and distinct character. The dwellings are built in a mixture of apartments and ground-level houses. They also include ‘intermediate forms’ such as double houses, downstairs-upstairs houses, multi-family houses, studios and lofts.

Heijmans, AM Wonen

Architects of diverse housing blocks and architecture within the urban plan: Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten, HILBERINKBOSCH architecten, Houben Van Mierlo Architecten, HP architecten, Jan Krielaars, Mulleners & Mulleners, Thomas Kemme, and West 8

© West 8 and © Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten