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Multi-functional Centre Grou

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Borren Staalenhoef Architecten
location Grou
function community centre, health care, mixed-use development, social housing
contributed by yep

Grou is a small watersports village next to the Pikmeer lake in the heart of Friesland. The multi-functional centre is located between the Wilhelminapark in English landscape garden style and a 1960's neighbourhood of small row houses. Direct on the north side stands the former city hall, a strikingly firm building of architect Kropholler (1942). The Centre is the core of a restructured neighbourhood and provides several services to the municipality of Grou. In the centre doctors and nurses for the elderly, day treatment, a restaurant, a hairdresser, laundry and a small shop are combined with children's healthcare, dieticians, kindergarten and a fitness facility. The circular housing scheme provides nine group dwellings that houses six persons each and two small single apartments; fifty-six persons in total. The circular 'drum' are clad in shades of grey wood. The apartments can function completely independent from the centre as they have their own facilities and entrances.

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Multi-functional Centre Grou
Oostergostraat 52-64
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