The DUWO buildings comprise two residential blocks with 58 luxury student apartments and a single-storey underground car park. Commissioned by DUWO, which specialises in student accommodation, these apartments have been built to house students and postgraduates. The buildings overlook the Waardgracht canal or Looiersplein on one side and the future Meelfabriek garden on the other.
The choice of finish, colour and use of materials ensures that this is no average student complex. The use of corten steel (weathering steel) on the end wall, the railings of the built-in balconies and the walkway gives the buildings a warm, rugged look. Combined with the choice of facing brick and the darker recessed window frames made of anodised aluminium, this fits in well with the redevelopment of De Meelfabriek.
The apartments have been occupied since October 2018.
For further information about the DUWO Foundation, visit www.duwo.nl