Dwellings let in the mid-priced rental segment
On completion some 69 of the dwellings were made available in the mid-priced rental segment, with fixed rents and subject to maximum annual indexation. The dwellings fall within the Mid-Priced Rental Sector Action Plan. Under this plan, the city of Utrecht and various market participants, including a.s.r. real estate and AM, have committed to expanding the provision of mid-priced rental dwellings in Utrecht. The other 28 single-family houses will be let in the private sector.
a.s.r. real estate and AM recently won the Vastgoedmarkt Woon Award for building and letting additional dwellings in the mid-priced rental segment in Laurierkwartier. The Woon Award was presented to the parties making the most meaningful contribution, in word and deed, to solving the shortage of affordable housing in the Netherlands.
Circular and climate-adaptive design
Circularity plays an important role in the use of materials for both the dwellings and the courtyard garden. The traditional masonry facades of a number of dwellings in Laurierkwartier, for example, are partly circular due to the use of an innovative stacking system. The paving bricks in the car park have also been reused, wood has been used in various facades and the walkway through the apartment complex is made entirely of wood.
The well-equipped green courtyard garden is a place for socialising, exercise, gardening and play. The furniture and the playground equipment in the communal courtyard garden are made from residual or recycled materials. There is also a refurbished greenhouse. Rainwater is collected in a buffer under the courtyard garden so that it can be reused in the garden.
The construction of the housing complex was carried out by BAM Wonen.