The Rembrandt appartment building of the Public Interest Housing Association, built in 1966, has undergone a major makeover. It is a pilot for energy-saving measures. One hundred households save thirty percent on their energy bill. Solar collectors, heat pumps and insulation are responsible for this saving. In addition to these technical interventions, we have improved the living quality by adapting the stairwells and galleries. The existing entrance has been demolished and replaced by an extension with a space for the caretaker. View of the entrance, the stairs and lifts and the outside area have increased safety. The flat has become more attractive and economical. The energy-saving measures ensure that 15,000 trees are spared. That's quite a bunch. A forest of more than a hundred football fields

Photography: Christiaan de Bruijne

Projectteam Studio Groen+Schild:
Ellen Schild, Wilfred van Westerhuis, Eelco Schuijl