Newsletter November - Trespa Pura NFC®
Trespa Pura NFC® brings subtle touch to balconies of senior housing complex.
A majestic historical villa and its surrounding park garden in the picturesque city of Bree (Belgium) were the perfect setting for a modern senior housing complex. These comfortable apartments are aimed at older people who desire living independently, but with customised assistance always within reach.
"If we look at machinability, installation, price and expected durability, then I definitely see us opting for Trespa Pura NFC® again."
Thomas Roex, Contour Architecten
The villa and its spacious courtyard date back to 1908-1909. For many years, it was owned by the local judge of the peace C.H.M.L. Wauters, which is why Bree’s inhabitants still refer to it as ‘the judge’s castle’. After having been for sale for a long time, in consultation with the municipality of Bree, the plot found a new destination: it would accommodate a housing project with recognised service apartments for people over 65 years, managed by a healthcare organisation.
The façade materials were absolutely not allowed to have gloomy hues and colours, as creating a holiday feeling for the residents was one of the project developer’s requirements.
Thomas Roex: “The white plasterwork contrasts subtly with the Trespa Pura NFC® PU17 Aged Ash around the balconies, giving the building a pleasant open and airy look. If I would consider Trespa Pura NFC® for future projects? Naturally, its long-term performance can be assessed only over the long term. But if we look at machinability, installation, price and expected durability, then I definitely see us opting for this material again.”