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Jeruzalem: a restoration, renovation and new construction project in one - wins Arie Keppler prize 2020

The post-war neighborhood Jeruzalem is loved, but its living conditions no longer met today's requirements. With cultural history as the main source of inspiration and a strong team, the unique character of this area has been preserved.

Karres en Brands is responsible for the urban development plan for the neighborhood i.c.w. Studioninedots. The ambition was to maintain the unique cohesion between urban development, landscape, and architecture in addition to the optimistic, light character of the area. Studioninedots designed building block N and Heren5 designed blocks G and H. Within building blocks G and H, Karres en Brands is responsible for the design of the two courtyards. The courtyards form an extension of the private gardens and a contemporary interpretation of the original design by Mien Ruys.

The jury members recognized our ambition: “A future-proof solution, in consultation with residents, an eye for social cohesion in the neighborhood, a successful interpretation of joyful living, a love for cultural heritage and a sensitive urban development intervention with attention for the public space. This is a restoration, renovation and new construction project in one.”

Team: Rochdale, Studioninedots, Karres en Brands, Heren5 architects, Hooyschuurarchitecten and de Nijs & Zn.

Read the jury report here (Dutch)

Photos: © Luuk Kramer