Living in historical heritage

Parkwonen Vaneker is a special project


Parkwonen Vaneker is a special project of Hegeman Bouwontwikkeling from Almelo, where historic heritage built by the German occupation will be transformed into houses. Architects Eerde Schippers and Olof Schonewille designed five big, spacious houses in the former Mess and Chapel and added eight new semi-detached villas. Sales started before summer. All houses were sold within a very short amount of time, at this moment the buyer contracts are being closed. 

The Vaneker has a layered history. The landscape was shaped in the Ice Age. Starting in the Middle Ages a peasant society arose. From the beginning of the 20th century the first airplanes alighted in the area, that was used as a military airport during and after the Second World War. With the typical farm design the historical buildings adapt to the landscape and the farms and country houses in the surroundings - a conscious camouflage.