With its characteristic industrial buildings, the former site of the Regional Energy Supply Company in Hilversum has always had its own identity. The gasworks site was originally situated outside the city perimeter, but gradually became enclosed by residential developments.
With the relocation of the gasworks, the opportunity arose to redevelop the site and give it a new name: Villa Industria. The architecture of Villa Industria has a harmonious materialisation, a sculptural design language, and industrial detailing.
An eye-catching ensemble of three cylindrical residential buildings refers to the old gasometers which once stood on the site and now contains 120 half round flats apartments with a big central inner garden.
The application of the same bricks for each building creates coherence, whilst variations in the brick sizes and masonry techniques, ornaments and special objects provide diversity. The details of each building refer to the particular history of the gasworks site and contribute to the industrial character of the new neighbourhood.