First pile Gymnastics and dance accommodation in Volendam
The first pile was recently driven for a new Gymnastics and Dance facility in Volendam, designed by Kuiper Steur Architecten. The building is being realized on behalf of the municipality of Edam-Volendam. The accommodation will house a large gymnastics hall, a gymnasium, two dance halls and a dojo.
The building will make an urban contribution to a qualitative upgrade of the area. The building is located on the second access road to the Broeckgouw district. The road makes a sharp bend here. The building will act as a landmark. A 'hinge point' to the neighbourhood.
The characteristic place with lots of water and the IJsselmeer dike in the vicinity have been a source of inspiration for the architectural image. This gives the building a symbolic anchoring with the environment. Unlike many 'closed' sports buildings, this building has an extroverted character. A building that 'communicates' with its environment.
In September 2017,won the tender for the design of this building. The design was then further developed in a construction team together with and .
The relationship between sustainable energy options, sustainable choice of materials, construction options and spatial and aesthetic quality have been important starting points and determine the ultimate quality of the building.
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