Armada Den Bosch Building, Palesikwartier Holland, Architect, Dutch development photo

Armada Den Bosch, Holland : Palesikwartier Buildings

Contemporary Buildings in The Netherlands design by BDP Architects

2 Nov 2007

Armada Den Bosch


Location: Den Bosch (s’Hertogenbosch), Holland

Date built: 2004

Design: BDP

1998 architecture competition winners: 10 apartment blocks

Armada Den Bosch, Holland Palesikwartier buildings
photo : Martine Hamilton Knight

Ground-breaking residential scheme celebrates the great outdoors.

Local climate and topography shaped our entire 250-apartment scheme.

We planned the location and orientation of ten mixed long and tall houses to capture the sunpath and minimise overshadowing.

Roof elevations face south and southwest, bathing all living rooms, balconies and principal bedrooms in natural light.

South (wind) side elevations form giant roofs, giving them a distinctive curved profile, while northern elevations house social winter gardens with planted terraces and balconies.

BDP – formerly Building Design Partnership


– design a waterside residential development in an historic town
– drive regeneration of a former industrial centre


– maximised natural light and views, minimised wind turbulence
– green energy: rooftop solar collectors supplement hot water supply


BEX (Building Exchange) Award (Regeneration Achiever) 2005
MIPIM (International Property Market) Award (Finalist) 2004
Regeneration Award (International Regeneration category) 2004
Publieksprijs (Best-Loved Building Award) 2004

source: Armada Den Bosch Buildings by BDP Architects

Location: Den Bosch, Netherlands, western Europe

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