Commissioned by developer BPD Ontwikkeling and in collaboration with the Municipality of Tilburg, GROUP A developed the vision for the centre of Stappegoor. Stappegoor is located south of the city centre and will be developed into an area for living, working, studying, sports and recreation. If it is up to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the municipality of Tilburg, this vision will be the future image for Stappegoor centre.
Beacons and anchor points
In GROUP A’s vision, new or improved public spaces will become important anchor points in the urban fabric. Adding height accents at strategic locations with building blocks, will improve orientation and act as beacons in the neighbourhood. By stringing the public spaces together with connections specifically for pedestrians and cyclists, improves the livability of the neighbourhood, and your comprehension of the district. For GROUP A, the diversity of functions is a fantastic opportunity to give Stappegoor a centre and thus create a high-quality addition of the urban living and residential climate in Tilburg. In short, a ‘new’, lively and green urban district, where it’s pleasant to stay both during the day and in the evening.
The new development of Stappegoor consists of 1,000 affordable houses, a parking garage, infrastructural modifications, (re)design of public space, improvement of the bike and pedestrian routes together with the Stappegoor Boulevard. BPD wants to realise around 550 apartments on the Appenijnenstrook. The Stappegoor Consortium has plans for around 175 houses with the development of ‘Wonen in het StappegoorPark’. And Tiwos is planning a temporary complex on the Ringbaan-Zuid with 80 to 90 small flats and 199 apartments with the ‘Poort van Stappegoor’. In order to make space for the housing blocks, the car park between the swimming pool and the Jumbo XL, will be removed and incorporated into the new development.
Earlier this year, the national government has allocated a contribution of 10,2 million for the development of Stappegoor from the ‘housing impulse fund’. This spring the municipality will take a decision on an additional investment of 10.6 million. If the investment is approved, the ground can be broken at the end of 2022. The development of the entire Stappegoor area is expected to be completed in the end of 2028.
Housing with mixed functions
The makers of this project
Architect | Partner
Architect | Projectleader
Greetje van den Nouweland
Greetje van den Nouwelandgreetje@groupa.nl