- 41 residences, town houses with three or four floors
- Municipality of Arnhem, Mulleners + Mulleners and Kuipers bouw
41 properties 2 property types 86 residents 2015 - 2017
New residential street
Thanks to Paradijs, the city centre of Arnhem once again has a residential function. The dilapidated warehouses and empty commercial buildings were transformed into an attractive residential street. The district is an homage to the history of the location, which goes back to the 13thcentury. The residences offer views of the monumental Eusebius tower. The historic street pattern has also been restored by rebuilding the Trompetstraat that arcs towards the tower. The style and ambiance of the old city centre come together in Paradijs’ modern residences with smart apps.
All residences of Paradijs are slightly different. However, they all stand out because of their high-quality finishings. All residences have large indoor and outdoor living areas and one or two private parking spaces, including a private connection for the installation of an electric charging station. In addition, the lay-out of the residences can easily be changed. Residents can add floors to create new functions. As is done in the Bed & Breakfast located in the residential street. Living and working can easily be combined.
Interested parties were involved from the start of the project. They shared their wishes regarding public space, outdoor areas and parking spaces during multiple workshops. They furthermore shared their thoughts on the types of residences and the lay-out of the building. Blauwhoed provided the structure, the participants selected the one they thought best. The plans were adjusted accordingly by the architect and then assessed. For example, the participants wanted various façades and the ability to create their own lay-out. Ultimately, 43% of them actually bought a residence.
Paradijs was nominated for the Heuvelink award 2018. This biennial Arnhem architecture award for best newly-built structure is named after the former Arnhem city architect Hendrik Jan Heuvelink. Its purpose is to further promote the local architecture.
Blauwhoed experts of this project
“Together with the municipality we took the risk and managed to successfully develop Paradijs in times of crisis.”
“Great to see that you can develop the ideal residential area by means of co-creation and that participants actually bought a residence.”