Varied housing programme
The OX contains a large number of two-room apartments of approximately 60 m², accessed via a central corridor. The vertical points of ascent are placed at the inner corners of the block. They are surrounded by three-room apartments of approximately 75 m². The larger houses are situated on the ground floor in the form of two-storey apartments and friends-houses, accessed from the street and equipped with private gardens. The transitions to the public spaces are carefully designed by means of low garden walls, with a hedge behind them. This creates a vibrant plinth. The spacious semi-public courtyard will be filled with terraces and flowering plant zones.
The volume climbs gradually from six to nine layers. The architecture of the building is characterized by a square concrete grid with different interpretations and refers to the post-war housing context. Due to the material differences, cantilevered balconies and bay windows, the building has been given a subtle articulation on the north, west and south side.