B+O has 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 have been realized on this site.
The design is in line with the scale and parcelling of the historic city center and the adjacent Het Klokkehuis monument. For example, the classic proportions can be found in the dimensions and proportion of the window openings. The building-based structure of the old city center is also reflected in the materialization and facade architecture.
The parking garage is situated at the core of the plan and is clad in perforated steel sheet, which has a pattern that refers 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 on the Groenmarkt, Prinsenplein and around the Kromme Elleboog has gotten a complete metamorphosis. The area of the Groenmarkt and Prinsenplein has also been made car-free, which has benefited the quality of life in the center.
architect: Arnoud Olie / client: Van Wijnen Projectontwikkeling Noord / completion: 2020