The town of Diemen borders Amsterdam to the east and much like its bigger neighbour it also suffers from a lack of student accommodation.
This project consists of 250 student homes, not built in rows as in the Keetwonen project but in a square set up with a garden inside.
Each home equipped with its own bathroom and kitchen and balcony (the Professor30 model).
The building has 5 floors and is laid out as a square with a garden in the centre. Square building designs are also ideal when using used containers, because of the additional structural integrity the design provides. All units are heated with a centrally located natural gas powered heating system.
The construction time took about 5 months. Although originally planned to be in use as a temporary solution for only for 5 years (and relocate afterwards to a new location) it was earmarked as a permanent structure in 2013. It is unknown when the project will be dismantled.
Remarkable: This project also has concrete walkways as a special feature, as an alternative to wooden or steel frame walkways. Although slightly more expensive, concrete walkways enable a shorter build time (less parts and connections) and a higher fire rating.
Project information: Student housing
Number of modules: 252 (250 homes and 2 equipment containers for the central heating system (natural gas powered) and the main power switch board).
Area: 7560 m2