The ensemble of the Robijnhof will built in the Hoge Mors district of Leiden. In addition to five psychogeriatric residential groups with space for 40 elderly people in need of care, 120 life-course apartments with a communal area and 15 single-family homes will be realised. The apartments are divided over three staggered, villa-like volumes of five and six storeys with views of the water behind. The villas will be located in a park-like environment on an underground parking garage.
The design for Robijnhof has three architectural atmospheres with a warmly coloured brick as the connecting element. The terraced dwellings and the single-storey PG building fit into the existing district in terms of scale. The care groups are placed around a protected courtyard. At the same time, each group has an outdoor space adjacent to the public area. In this way, the residents do not become isolated and naturally remain part of life in the neighbourhood. Subtle volume leaps, small height differences and rounded corners make the low building soft and dynamic. Just as dynamic are the facades of the apartment villas, staggered balconies and special masonry bandages that enhance the all-sided character.
The project will be developed in phases. First, the existing care centre will make way for the construction of the three apartment villas. The residents of the existing residential centre will move here, after which that part will also be redeveloped, followed by the construction of the PG units and single-family homes.