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Piazza Céramique

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Jo Janssen Architecten, Wim van den Bergh
location Maastricht
function atelier, housing, office
contributed by studioivo

As one of the last urban blocks to be realized in the 'Ceramique Area' of Maastricht the scheme does not opt for the here common solution of the closed perimeter block, but employs a spatial strategy in which urban space is opened up. Through strategically placing 3 volumes it not only makes that the public space flows though the site, but it also involves the triangular green area to its east into this interlinking of urban spaces. The program within the block was that of an integrated form of dwellings and working space. In terms of typology the project tries to revive the 19th century type of mansion annex practice usually inhabited by lawyers, doctors, architects etc. Characteristic for this type of integrated house and practice was the separation of entrances, leading to the public practice and the private house. Via an a glassed atrium that acts as a sort of public lobby for both the apartments and the workspaces one enters one of these spaces.

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