The heart of the community
Composed of fifteen 50m2 and five 70m2 adaptable apartments, August&Ally is designed to give residents the freedom and ability to live happily and comfortably in their old age. Spread out over three floors, the apartments are connected via broad, staggered balconies and galeries which can all be easily reached via spacious stairwells and offer an alternative attractive secondary circulation route along various houses and collective outdoor spaces offering different possibilities for interaction between the inhabitants.
On the ground floor, a communal living room provides residents with the ability to eat, drink, relax or play games together. The living room doubles as a recreational centre where diverse workshops and classes that are open to both tenants and other members of the community can be frequently organised.
To improve the quality of life for residents and increase biodiversity, we implemented a nature-inclusive design approach. Lush balconies and rainproof rooftop gardens provide living space for insects and birds with nesting boxes and insect walls. Abundant greenery in and near the building allow August&Ally to play an important role as a green nexus on August Allebéplein.