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Retail space and student housing Steenweg

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Dreessen Willemse Architecten
location Utrecht
function retail, student housing
contributed by DreessenWillemseArchitecten

The Steenweg is one of the oldest streets in the historical city centre of Utrecht. The existing property with facades facing the Steenweg and the two alleyways, Massegast and Hekelsteeg, was one of the few properties on the Steenweg not considered to be a monument. The property was in bad condition due to a lack of maintenance and had very low ceilings, making the property difficult to let. As a condition for the demolition, the municipality required that a "new monument" be built in its place. The building lines and the gutter heights of the new building for the retail space and the student housing are the same as those of the original buildings, subtly partitioning the main building and the outbuilding. The rhythm of the window openings follows this partitioning and is based on the division of a classical facade. Where the building has a classical form language, a modern materialisation and detailing is applied.

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Retail space and student housing Steenweg
Steenweg 17
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Completion 2014
ArchitectDreessen Willemse Architecten
Project ID 15058
Latitude/Longitude 52°05'27N 05°07'08E
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