In just four months, Jan Snel delivered 30 houses in Ten Post, Groningen, for people vacating their homes due to earthquake damage. The project consisted of 6 single-storey family residences and 24 multistorey homes.
The houses are part of a housing programme developed by Jan Snel and commissioned by the National Coordinating Body for Groningen (Nationaal Coördinator Groningen). They are intended to provide short-term housing for residents of this earthquake-prone area whose homes are being made earthquake-proof or demolished and rebuilt. Jan Snel built 30 temporary residences in only four weeks. The houses are fully furnished and delivered with floor coverings, curtains, a built-in kitchen and a bathroom.
The construction elements were produced at the nearby Jan Snel production site in Eemshaven, then assembled on site. These residences are in no way inferior to permanent construction in terms of quality. Not only are these houses beautifully finished, but their façades are also highly innovative. The houses are intended for 7½ years’ occupancy but are constructed in accordance with the regulations that apply to permanent residences. This is unique in the Netherlands.
The houses are easy to dismantle, which makes them reusable. They are equipped with modern and sustainable technology, such as infrared panels and a solar-powered boiler.
National Coordinating Body for Groningen