The Jolly project aims at providing high quality subsidized apartments and a multipurpose hall. The project was laureate of Be.exemplary and is described as an exemplary project “on a social level and in its approach to building management”. It is architecturally pure with a design proposing large interior spaces. The building is modular and regular and guarantees adaptability to the programme, while working on a volume that is integrated into the industrial context of the neighbourhood. The project is very complete in its ambitions of housing assistance, creation of links and prospects for integration, especially as these are formalized by architectural devices such as the community hall and an open garden, as by the different housing typologies.
This project was fuelled by the challenge to meet the budget restrictions, while acting actively on being the most CO2-neutral. Timber construction has been privileged for it’s quick build-up on site, and the possibility to have a relative short construction phase. Massive timber also means lightweight in comparison to traditional building materials as concrete or bricks. This made it possible to avoid pile foundations, and work with a superficial concrete slab. From a timber construction point of view the structure is a hybrid made out of CLT-panels for floors and inner (shear) walls and timberframe facades.