Arnhem and Groningen
Client: Curlew Capital
Location: Arnhem & Groningen, The Netherlands
Surface: 220 m2 and 153 m2
Coliving For Everyone
The House Of Arnhem & Groningen are co-living buildings where young professionals between the ages of 23-35 can rent high quality, affordable apartments with shared common areas. Developed by Curlew, the House Of properties are located in top university towns paying special attention to the wellbeing and enjoyment of its residents.
With this in mind, D/DOCK was assigned to design and build a community space in the entrance hall of two apartment buildings. This common area would feel like an extension of the inhabitants private living spaces and enhance the shared community feeling. Our concepting phase started with an extensive research on the different ways of co-living in different demographic groups and social, environmental and financial developments. Followed by distilling key insights regarding the particular target group and its needs, social and cultural desires. From that perspective, we researched the available space and surrounding environment.
As soon as one enters the space, the home atmosphere sets in. A home where the residents live, are free and feel comfort all around. Everyone can use the area in their own way, according to their needs. We created a multi functional open space where you can meet new people or be on your own reading a book. This “community living room” brings a new social dimension to the buildings from inviting your friends over to have a drink, to play ping pong, to work: the possibilities are endless. In this communal space different social developments and opportunities are instigated, further elevating the quality of life in the building. In turn, increasing the public’s interest in the property and demand thus making the overall economic value of the owner’s property higher.