The new Basis

ClientStichting de Basis
CountryThe Netherlands
Scope7,500 m2
Period2009 - 2013


The new Basis is a foundation that provides support to veterans, victims and their families who have been exposed to highly stressful situations.


This newly built training and after-care centre has been designed to have a familiar, friendly and open atmosphere, while at the same time offering a sense of shelter.


On the ground floor the training and after-care spaces are housed, as well as the restaurant and atrium. These public functions are placed inside a transparent circle with a panoramic view to the green and lush surroundings.


As a contrast, the hotel rooms and offices on the upper floors have a more private nature.
Thanks to the vision and mission of The Basis, much attention was paid to sustainability during the design process.


The design approach has been inspired by the C2C ® design methodology.


Jan Koelink

Jan Koelink MSc, BNA

Senior Architect

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