27E building in amsterdam renovated by bureau SLA
 
27E building in amsterdam renovated by bureau SLA
apr 21, 2016

27E building in amsterdam renovated by bureau SLA

27E building in amsterdam renovated by bureau SLA
all images courtesy of bureau SLA

 

 

amsterdam’s marine base, located in the heart of the dutch city, started a gradual transition early last year from a dominantly military-only zone to a more public program. one building, ’27E’ was selected as the first to be repurposed solely for civilian use. a former education facility, it was dismantled and stripped to its frame by local architecture studio bureau SLA under direction from the central government real estate agency.

27E amsterdam netherlands bureau SLA
south face with EU flags window frames

 

 

 

’27E’ is situated just off the water, in the vicinity of the maritime museum and the nemo science center; the latter a project of renzo piano. originally constructed in 1962, it is one part of a two structure ensemble connected by a single story base. bureau SLA’s efforts include a re-organization of layout, introduction of various services and infrastructure, and a new façade. due to changes, each level has 500m2 of net floor space.

27E building in amsterdam renovated by bureau SLA
south-side interior 

 

 

 

the façade consists of large 3.5 x 3.5 meter triple glazed windows set within deep bays. more noticeable, are wooden elements on the main face. made of accoya wood, a closer look will reveal interpretations of the flags of every country in the european union. since completion in january 2016, it has been leased by makerversity, a company that provides space, tools, and cutting-edge facilities for makers, creatives, and member businesses. 

27E amsterdam netherlands bureau SLA
flag sunscreens 

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building ’27E’ with nemo science center visible to left  

27E amsterdam netherlands bureau SLA
north face 

27E building in amsterdam renovated by bureau SLA
the building is the first to be renovated as part of the marineterrein amsterdam initiative 

27E amsterdam netherlands bureau SLA
ground floor and stairwell 

27E building in amsterdam renovated by bureau SLA
interior 

27E amsterdam netherlands bureau SLA
’27E’ night view 

27E building in amsterdam renovated by bureau SLA
building location and surroundings 

27E amsterdam netherlands bureau SLA
amsterdam aerial 

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • photographer: Milad Pallesh
    photographer aerial: Siebe Swart

    Peter van Assche

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