3 Apartments Eindhoven
This development is done in a somewhat older building in the centre of Eindhoven. It was built around 1960 as a combination of two commercial functions. A shop on the ground floor and the first floor, and an insurance office. Both have an entrance upfront.
The floorplans were quite complicated (for such a building size) due to some floor height differences and the stairway in the middle of the building.
Last year, the building was rented out as an office building. Unfortunately, the interior caught fire and caused much damage to the interior. Luckily, nothing of the load-bearing structure was inflected.
The owner asked us to redevelop the building as a shop on the ground floor and apartments on the higher levels. To make an attractive commercial space, we extended the shop in the remaining small garden at the back. We removed the stairway in the middle of the ground floor to create a more open retail space.
Finally, the project now has three two-bedroom studios. The studios are furnished for instant rental.
Remarkably, we managed the new studios to heat and cool with a heat pump installation based on floor heating. Therefore, we had to pay much attention to the insulation values of the floors, walls and roof. They all have an R-value of at least 4,5. The shower is executed with a heat recovery unit in the wastewater to reduce the hot water needed.
Facade and interior after the fire
Part of the original stairway was saved from the fire and renovated