A large retail area in the center with a shell of residences around the top of it.
The Da Vinci complex in Alphen aan de Rijn, combining a large retail area in the centre with a shell of residences around and on top of it, rises like a wave of reeds from its green surroundings. The complete façade curving around the building is clad with custom designed vertical elements in extruded aluminium with a bronze anodized finish.
The shape and dimension of these elements directs both the light outside in and the view inside out. Walking around the building, the façade opens itself up as a wave to the viewer, again directed by the shape of the vertical elements.