Laurierkwartier residential project consists of 97 dwellings, which include 50 apartments and 19 single-family dwellings which are rented in accordance with Mid-Priced Rental Sector Action Plan. Since 2014, the City of Utrecht has been actively engaged in expanding its mid-priced rental sector. Laurierwartier meets the action plan’s criteria and is the result of an intensive collaboration between the City of Utrecht, area developer AM and a.s.r. real estate on behalf of the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund.
Kenny Zartarian, residential asset manager at a.s.r. real estate, is proud to accept the award: ‘We knew we were still in the race, but to actually win means so much more. We see it as confirmation that we are on the right track. In the coming years, we will continue to deploy our impact investing strategy to create affordable mid-rent options in other places.’
Eva Koppelaar, development manager at AM, gives her take on the winning project: ‘At AM, we are committed to creating sustainable and inspiring living environments. We do this with reference to the societal themes we have defined for ourselves. Our focus for Laurierkwartier was on the inclusive city, which we are bringing to life by developing affordable, quality housing with elements such as a community courtyard and space for spontaneous encounters.’