Housing Maaswaard


Cradle to cradle housing next to the Maas

A special project on a special location. In Venlo Maaswaard a circular residential building with 95 appartments is realised. The residential building has been built against the town hall. This completes the building block and give the circular office a housing construction counterpart.

The location of the residential tower, Maaswaard, has a breathtaking view over the river the Maas, the proximity of the city centre, the railway station and the green courtyard. With this, this location is extremely suitable for a residential function.


Housing for a growing audience

The residential building includes 95 appartments, divided into 80 two-room appartments and 15 studios. This is in response to the ever-increasing target group; single and two-person households in Venlo.

25 of these appartments are intended for rush seekers who can rent the appartments for a maximum of two years. The uniqueness of all the appartments is that they are all fully furnished and upholstered by Urban B right living .

The service functions associated with the flats consist of an indoor communal bicycle shed, a caretaker, a space for communal activities and a beautiful courtyard garden. Shared mobility products and services will also be made available as a service.

Sustainable in usage

The residential building uses the same range of materials as the city office. Wood, green facades, aluminium and the concrete out of sight are part of these materials. The high sustainability ambitions have been made visible in the use of solar panels in the facades, the reuse of Accoya-parts, green facades and the communal use of the outdoor areas. In terms of energy, this anticipates the new legislation and regulations to ensure that the building already complies with the new BENG-3 requirements.

The houses do not have a gas connection, the temperature is regulated by means of an air-to-air heat pump. This pump converts the outside air into hot water for sanitary facilities or central heating in an energy-efficient way. This is an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional boiler, making natural gas unnecessary. A low-temperature heat network, or LT-network, provides heat for space heating and domestic hot water. The use of an LT-network ensures less energy loss in the heat network compared to a high-temperature heat network.

The transparent architecture matches the city office by combining a sleek architecture with natural elements such as green (plants), PV panels and C2C materials (recycled wood & aluminium).


Housing Maaswaard




B-right Urban Living




Hans Goverde, Hashmat Fagirzada, Patrick Keijzer, Jaco van Son, Romana de Vries, David Kooymans and Joon Park


6,533 m²

“Glance at the sun.
See the moon and the stars.
Gaze at the beauty of eath’s greenings.
Now, think.”
― Michael Braungart