mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen
 
mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen
aug 08, 2010

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen

‘grand cafe’ by möhn + bouman architects in emmen, the netherlands all images courtesy of möhn + bouman architects

rotterdam-based practice möhn + bouman architects have designed a new leisure pavilion in emmen, a medium-sized city in the netherlands. being built on the site of a historical farmhouse that burnt down in 2006, the aim of ‘grand cafe’ is to reinterpret the old saxon barn in a modern way while still capturing its atmosphere and local significance. working in close cooperation with the city council, the resulting design features a faceted, geometric roof form that negotiates with its surrounding while remaining true to the original typology. in order to accommodate for a wide variety of events, the three-storey facility is largely open and flexible.

classic materials are primarily used in its construction: the building is composed of solid wooden elements, a component called ‘lignatur’ for the construction of the roof. the entire volume will also be clad in thatch but, due to its unconventional form, the architects are working closely with the dutch federation of thatchers to achieve the sharp defined lines.

‘grand cafe’ is expected to finish construction later next year.

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen model

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen site model

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen rendered views in context

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen site plan

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen basement

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen ground floor

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen first floor

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen roof plan

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen section

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen cross-section

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen north elevation

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen south elevation

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen west elevation

mohn + bouman architects: grand cafe, emmen east elevation

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