Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen

The site of the former Dobbelman washing powder factory is located in the Bottendaal neighbourhood of the city of Nijmegen. This neighbourhood is distinguished by small-scale buildings and the use of characteristic materials, namely reddish brown bricks and white door and window frames. Some houses have front gardens, others have basements. Herman Zeinstra designed 62 low-rise houses in the master plan for redevelopment (Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer) and a business centre that harmonize with the plan of the old neighbourhood. There are five different types of house. The city and town houses are in tone with the housing in the surrounding area. Theses houses have tympanums and parallel roofs so that they appear to be individual houses. Patio houses have been built on the adjacent former warehouse site. These houses are introvert: instead of facing the street they are turned towards their patios to guarantee maximum privacy. These houses all harmonize with the existing housing in their details and in the use of materials. The Graafseweg site has an entirely different character. This former factory where washing powder was manufactured has been transformed into a comfortable residential area which retains a link with the past.


Architect: Herman Zeinstra
Team: Ari Mashiach, Annegien van Dijk, Ernst Verwijnen, Pier Helder
Number: 0321
Status: Built
Year: 2003 - 2008
Client: De Principaal

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Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  basement
Living
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  Plenty of room for creativity
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  bright homes
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  tympanums and parallel roofs

This former factory where washing powder was manufactured has been transformed into a comfortable residential area which retains a link with the past.

Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  seperate houses
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  business centre
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  detailing business centre
Renewal
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  common open space
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  characteristic materials
Herman Zeinstra Herman Zeinstra
Architect
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  urban basements
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  convenient residential area
District
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  A glimpse onto the city houses
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  harmonize with the old neighbourhood
Utility
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  brick
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen
Brick
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  private small street
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  Dobbelmansite
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  Townhouses in Botteldaal
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  car-free inner area
Dobbelmansite, Nijmegen  –  diversity in living