Crescendo, the residential building in Venlo, is completed. It covers nearly 25,000 m2 gross floor area and consists of 74 luxury apartments, 42 assisted living apartments, five group homes, several commercial and healthcare-related facilities and underground parking. The surrounding area and the vision behind the complex played an important role with the design.
Crescendo is located between the wide green of the floodplains of the Maas, a park to be built and the architectural and cultural historical important building; the Nedinsco-factory. The city center is on one side, a residential area on the other side. Crescendo is the transition to the center of Venlo as a city block, using dark basalt lava stone as wall cladding on the outside to create a rugged look. Little walkthroughs and trails cut through the Crescendo-complex and make a connection with the residential district. The shape of Crescendo is inspired by the design of its historic neighbor, with distances of the windows and the heights of the floors tailored to the Nedinsco-factory. The towers of the residential complex form an interaction with the tower of Nedinsco and the high residences on the other side.
At Crescendo a high quality of living is combined with all levels of care. It is build life-proof, so the houses are suitable for all life stages. A pleasant, secure environment is created, where residents can feel at home.
This has been given a lot of thought when designing the complex and there are numerous things that contribute to a pleasant living environment. By using different heights for the five towers of Crescendo, the maximum of sun, view and accessibility to the green surroundings is achieved. Light wall cladding of concrete composite on the inside of the complex creates a clear open environment, while the shape and positioning of the buildings give an intimate and protective feel to the area. Green textured glass panels on the facades mirror the reflectance of the river Maas and give the complex a warm appearance.