Centraal Wonen Delft, one of the oldest and most experimental Dutch living projects, was designed to initiate maximum opportunities for interaction between its 100 residents. Bathrooms are shared with one or two other households (the staircase group), and three staircase groups share a big communal kitchen. There are 13 kitchens, divided into four colour-coded clusters, each with its own garden, thrift cupboard, cycle store, laundry room and maintenance budget. The idea was an attempt to develop a housing design that would let women work and run a household at the same time. The first CW opened in Hilversum in 1977 and today there are more than 70 nationwide; CW Delft was built in 1981.

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