This project was developed by the Dutch branch of the Salvation Army (“Leger des Heils”) in Amsterdam. It is 60 homes for Salvation Army clients, all with various levels of support needs, managed under the care and guidance of the Salvation Army.
What makes this design technically distinct, is that the ground floor is built traditionally with a construction of concrete columns. This creates a large open space than can be used for a variety of purposes, from a parking area to shops or office space. In this instance, the customer used the ground floor for communal purposes such as a meeting area and a kitchen and dining room.
The ground floor concrete columns are connected with window frames. The 2nd and 3rd floor were built using Tempohousing housing units (model “Professor”) for the clients of the Salvation Army. The project consists of 3 separate buildings, where 3 categories of clients will be housed for a short period of time. Additional special safety features are included in this project.