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Building/Project Typeresidential multi unit Address Diepeveen, Rotterdam, Netherlands Region europe

Performance Details

Health and Wellbeing

Existing buildings or developments that demonstrate outstanding performance in improving the health, equity and/or resilience of people in local communities.

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The project is a primary example of how adequate, sustainable and affordable housing could be created with pension fund capital. The project is also alleviating the severe housing shortage, especially for the middle-income segment. The Netherlands is set to build approximately one million homes by 2035. 

Habitability and Comfort 

  • Focuses on inclusion and social equity. 
  • The blend of mid-range and upmarket rental apartments, alongside owner-occupied properties, is helping create a diverse residential quarter, while allowing for ongoing improvements with increased household savings. 

Community and Connectivity 

  • A distinctive neighbourhood at the tail end of a rooftop park and nestled in the middle of a new emerging district. 
  • Located with great accessibility to transport, services and public amenities such as parkings, parks and libraries. 

Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change 

  • Use of tailor-made geographic information system (GIS), determining that the long-term climate risks are limited for the development. 
  • Various factors considered such as location and nature of operations and vulnerability from environmental disturbances. 
  • Raising the terrain to mitigate flood risks. 

Resource Efficiency and Circularity 

  • The roof is fully equipped with solar panels, with homes connected to Rotterdam’s district heating system. 

Economic Accessibility 

  • This project adds 187 owner-occupied and rental properties to the shortage of Rotterdam housing market, spread over 5 buildings. 
  • More than 80% of the 90 rental units fall under the mid-range rental segment, with average rental cost at $1,054 USD and average purchase cost at $335,535 USD. 
  • Dutch institutional investors, including pension funds, are helping alleviate the housing shortages. 
  • The project generates a stable return for the Dutch pension funds who are shareholders of the project. 

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Submitter's Details

OrganisationPartners: Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors in partnership with Dudok Real Estate B.V. and developer Dura Vermeer Bouw Zuid West B.V. on behalf of its Dutch Residential Fund