NL architects: SOZAWE
nov 20, 2009
NL architects: SOZAWE


SOZAWE by NL architects
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SOZAWE (welfare department and work agency) by NL architects is located in
the city of groningen; consisting of office spaces, a large interior public space and 215
parking spaces. in their design NL aimed to construct a building which was open,
inviting and sustainable. a crucial part of the program was the ‘marketplace’ or ‘square’
to allow interaction between the department and its customers.

the stepped volume typology for the office building creates numerous cross relations
between floors. in total there are 9 office floors. each floor has access to an outdoor
space that will feature trees and a view over the city.


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aerial view
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a regular building would build on top of the park
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NL’s proposal incorporates the park
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greenery is included underneath and on top of the building
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building shape
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program
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section of building
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model of SOZAWE
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model of SOZAWE
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model of SOZAWE
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