New Elan for the Apartment

Interview with Huub Smeets

The luxury apartment plays a modest role in the history of Dutch housing. Since the early 1990s, however, there has been a growing interest in stacked dwellings as a satisfactory alternative for street-linked dwellings. In addition to increasing
appreciation for the luxury apartment as a form of housing, the strategic value of this typology is also gradually becoming recognized. After all, stacking potentially offers interesting solutions for such topical issues as density and inner-city housing. Vesteda has grown since the late 1990s into one of the specialists in the field of luxury rental apartments in the Netherlands. Under the guidance of CEO and Chairman of the Board Huub Smeets, the company has completed bespoke projects in Maastricht, Eindhoven, Amsterdam and Rotterdam over the past several years…