the Clarissenhof

In the middle of the metropolitan center of Tilburg you will find a new residential area that is based on stillness. On an outdated railway marshalling yard stand white monastery-like buildings: the Clarissenhof.

In the middle of the metropolitan center of Tilburg you will find a new residential area that is based on stillness. On an outdated railway marshalling yard stand white monastery-like buildings: the Clarissenhof. Designed as a contemplative building ensemble and possible answer to today's hectic world; the traffic and digital hustle and bustle that increasingly gets in our way.

The architecture of churches and monasteries has been shaped by a search for peace. Religious heritage has served as a source of inspiration in this sense. Rather than standing out, it is more about achieving harmony, using repetition, for example. You see rhythmic facades that consist of a recognizable pattern of arched windows. Subtle details are visible in the white concrete.

Like the courtyard and…

In the middle of the metropolitan center of Tilburg you will find a new residential area that is based on stillness. On an outdated railway marshalling yard stand white monastery-like buildings: the Clarissenhof. Designed as a contemplative building ensemble and possible answer to today's hectic world; the traffic and digital hustle and bustle that increasingly gets in our way.

The architecture of churches and monasteries has been shaped by a search for peace. Religious heritage has served as a source of inspiration in this sense. Rather than standing out, it is more about achieving harmony, using repetition, for example. You see rhythmic facades that consist of a recognizable pattern of arched windows. Subtle details are visible in the white concrete.

Like the courtyard and kitchen garden culture of monasteries, the urban planning structure is based on a system of formal and informal courtyards. Urban gardens, gates and an elongated pergola connect one building to another. The resulting voids in between are there for people. They are places where you can get lost, think and relax among the greenery. No hustle and bustle, just peace and quiet.

Architect: L. van der Pol
Team: J. Rombouts, P. Lievense, A. Bergkamp, J. J. Roeten
With: D. ter Beek, N. Boot, A. Hoksbergen
Number: 1201
Status: Built
Year: 2012 - 2018
Client: SDK Vastgoed

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