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OODA + OOIIO architecture: leeuwarden housing
dec 23, 2011
OODA + OOIIO architecture: leeuwarden housing


‘leeuwarden housing – urban water lilies’ by OODA + OOIIO architecture, leeuwarden, the netherlands
all images courtesy OODA + OOIIO architecture

portuguese firm OODA and madrid-based OOIIO architecture have collaborated to create ‘leeuwarden housing – urban water lilies’,
a residential proposal in leeuwarden, the netherlands. the design integrates water from the adjacent river, cultural traditions and
a balance of rural character within an urban setting. derived from the presence of water lilies in the freisland province, the site has
been envisioned as a series of lily pads upon which rest a diverse range of housing typologies.


view of site from the leeuwarden river

a series of waterways divide plots with structures, green spaces and
agricultural areas. comprised of a network of floating islands,
the masterplan bridges between water and land creating opportunities for sustainable ecosystems to develop. the city and natural
environment are able to coexist, while integrating sports, agricultural
and public areas for dwellers. access for cars and bicycle paths
weave through the complex. sustainability is introduced with an
apartment tower of stacked volumes with integrated wind turbines
to power the site along with various locations for solar and geothermal energy collection as well as water recycling.


central public square


circulation paths between green spaces and water areas


canals linking the lily pads


apartment tower


location map


context map


site plan



water areas diagram


green areas diagram


built areas diagram


public areas diagram


circulation diagram


construction phases diagram


sustainable strategies


site diagram


program diagram


pond diagram


lily pads diagram


formalization diagram


site overview


housing diagram


housing diagram


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housing diagram


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housing diagram


marina apartments diagram


apartments tower diagram


conceptual site model

project info:

OODA: diogo brito, rodrigo vilas-boas, francisco lencastre, francisca santos, diogo mesquita, lourenço menezes
OOIIO: joaquín millán villamuelas, jesús reyes garcía, joanna siejak, ana sánchez torrecilla, emiliano d´incecco,
ana mendicuti, juan josé ortega lópez

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