B+O made the design for the redevelopment of the Kromme Elleboog and the Groenmarkt in the center of Meppel. 52 apartments, 200 m2 of commercial space and a parking garage for 217 cars will be realized at this location.
The design is in line with the scale and parcel of the historic city center and the adjacent monument Het Klokkehuis. For example, the classic proportions can be found in the dimensions and proportion of the window openings. The building structure of the old town center can also be seen in the materialization and facade architecture.
The parking garage is situated at the core of the plan and is lined with perforated steel sheet, which has a pattern referring to the weeping willow. When the cars drive through the parking garage, the light from the headlights shines through this pattern. This gives the facade on the outside a very special character.
With this development, the public space at the Groenmarkt, Prinsenplein and around the Kromme Elleboog will be given a complete metamorphosis. The area of Groenmarkt and Prinsenplein will also be made car-free, which will improve the liveability of the center.
architect: Arnoud Olie / client: Van Wijnen Projectontwikkeling Noord / completion: 2020