The Bomenwijk in Delft is a good example of early post-war urbanism in the Netherlands by architect Van Tijen. Alternating alignments and building heights, sight-lines to the common courtyards, and the greenness are the main characteristics of this neighbourhood. The former houses are replaced by a row of new single family houses, an apartment building, an underground garage, a supermarket and a tower. This tower accentuates the entry to the Bomenwijk. Each storey counts four dwellings, with a large balcony on the corner. Two penthouses are placed on top.
The roofs of the single family houses are gently sloped, similar to the existing houses. The apartment building has a similar roof. Therefore it is not immediately recognizable as an apartment building.
The architecture is modern and recognizable in the same time, with a harmonious uniformity between old and new as a result.
In a number of years, step by step, the whole Bomenwijk will be renewed.