SEM, a meeting place for Hoofddorp


In the past decades, Hoofddorp has grown tremendously from a small town to a city. This calls for a major transformation in the central square of the city. A beautiful square in the city center of Hoofddorp, the Raadhuisplein, will be the solid anchor point for the city with a new building, which will have a multifunctional set-up! Apartments, stores, and restaurants come together on this spot where the whole city life comes together.

In times of rapid urban growth, people want to live ever closer to the city but like to be surrounded by nature. This place offers a wide variety of sustainable housing for everyone with apartments in all price ranges. The large communal courtyard garden and the green roof gardens give the feeling of living outside the city and are clearly visible from the street.

SEM stands for connection in the city of Hoofddorp, the catering on and around the square make the square complete. The spacious entrance to the houses on the Nieuweweg makes this street livelier and therefore a place to meet.

During the design there was intensive cooperation with Delta Development Group, Kondor Ltd, Royal HaskoningDHV Digital, BUREAU VANDERVORM and Boele & van Eesteren BV.

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