Renovation and sustainability of Macandra in Enschede

  1. renovation
  2. architecture
  3. apartment block

The outdated Macandra residential building at Emmastraat in Enschede will be given a thorough facelift. In 1968, Macandra was opened as accommodation for over 250 student nurses from the nearby De Stadsmaten hospital. Over time, the nursing apartment building turned into a student complex, mainly for international students from the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. After almost 50 years, it is time for a thorough renovation and Solidare will convert the rooms on the 1st to 10th floors into micro-apartments with many communal facilities. An interpretation that fits well with today's society where more and more single households are looking for suitable housing and a form of co-living.

bird's eye view


The renovation will include a complete shell renovation which will achieve a high level of insulation, partially including a green facade.

The interior finishing will be completely renewed, creating an attractive, modern living environment. There will be completely new building installations with heat pump, underfloor heating/cooling, air treatment and solar panels, a large roof terrace and a new entrance.

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