The residential building “The House of Hendrik’ forms the entrance to the post-war district of Parkwijk in Haarlem, at the corner of Prins-Bernhardlaan and Berlagelaan. It comprises 106 apartments around a semi-public courtyard.
The curve in the street and the neighbouring block gave rise to the folded form that the plan is based on. On the spacious Prins-Bernhardlaan this shape is folded into three large houses and on Berlagelaan, a residential street, the building volume is reduced to four smaller houses. The buildings and houses are intertwined into one building on the upper floors. This scales the buildings according to the different levels of the city. The L-shape of the building encloses the introverted garden, which occupies a central position, designed by Buro Mien Ruys. A combination of several short galleries and integrated porches forms the entrances to the apartments.