24H unites highway support center beneath gridshell roof
 
24H unites highway support center beneath gridshell roof
jun 21, 2014

24H unites highway support center beneath gridshell roof

24H unites highway support center beneath gridshell roof
all images by boris zeisser / 24H

 

 

 

dutch studio 24H architecture has completed a highway support center along the A28 road in assen, the netherlands. designed to keep salt dry, a large wooden gridshell roof unites the structure, supported by concrete walls and flooring. the building also contains various technical and storage facilities beneath two long green roofs. shared workspaces and a canteen are found at the crosspoint of the two canopies, providing for all the site’s users. the trees used to complete the structure’s columns were cut on site, while the rest of the timber is from locally grown forests, designed in such a way so that additional treatment is not necessary. above, solar panels provide energy not only for the new buildings, but also for an adjacent office complex.

24H architecture highway support center assen designboom
the building contains various technical and storage facilities beneath two long green roofs

24H architecture highway support center assen designboom
trees cut on site have been recycled as structural columns

24H architecture highway support center assen designboom
hared workspaces and a canteen are found at the crosspoint of the two canopies

24H architecture highway support center assen designboom
the timber is designed in such a way so that additional treatment is not necessary

24H architecture highway support center assen designboom
entrance to the building

24H architecture highway support center assen designboom
a large wooden gridshell roof unites the structure, designed to keep salt dry

 

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project info:

 

project: highway support center, assen, the netherlands
client: rijkswaterstaat and the province of drenthe
architect: 24H architecture
design: boris zeisser, maartje lammers with fieke poelman
program: highway support center
site address: balkendwarsweg, assen, the netherlands
completed: 2014
floor area: 3,500 sqm

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