The Vreewijk district in Rotterdam has a special place in the history of Dutch urban planning and architecture. It is one of the first and largest garden villages in our country and has been declared a protected cityscape. The garden village was in need of a thorough overhaul. The houses no longer met the requirements of the modern era and showed numerous problems. Moisture, drafts, mold, wood rot, prolapse, obsolete installations and sanitary or kitchens.
Bureau Bouwkunde Nederland has supported the architect with the architectural drawings and color scheme of the protected cityscape.
With the restoration of the original color image, wooden cladding of the dormer windows, window arrangement and ornaments, the Valkenier, part of the beautiful Tuindorp Vreewijk, looks like it once intended. In 2018, the project was nominated for the Rotterdam Architecture Prize.