Residence and retail Terwijde

change in public space

Seven building blocks together form WC Terwijde, combining retail and residential. The building blocks designed by three different architects form a recognizable whole, through the use of the same brick. GROUP A has designed three of the building blocks within WC Terwijde.

Block H near the train station consists of a plinth of shops with three floors of apartments. Block FI similarly consists of a shopping plinth with three layers of apartments. Both blocks possess a robust plinth with a cantilevered upper part. Block FII has been designed as a sep-arate shopping pavilion. Together with the historic farm it forms an exception in the urban plan. The specially shaped roof of the pavilion transforms the block into an all sided object on the small square.



Bouwfonds and MAB Development


New build


Terwijde, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, NL


block F I: 5,710 sqm / block F II: 850 sqm / 69 apartments


Retail and apartments

Start design

September 2009

Start construction

March 2013


November 2014



The makers of this project

Adam Visser

Adam Visser Architect | Partner

Maarten Lever

Maarten Lever Architect | Projectleader

Chris Woltjes

Chris Woltjes Architect | Projectleader

Birgitta Rottmann

Birgitta Rottmann Architect | Projectleader

Garyfalia Pitsaki

Garyfalia Pitsaki

Janneke van der Velden

Janneke van der Velden

External stakeholders


UBA Bouw bv


Smit’s Bouwbedrijf bv