NL architects: siemens building, hart van zuid
 
NL architects: siemens building, hart van zuid NL architects: siemens building, hart van zuid
jan 03, 2010

NL architects: siemens building, hart van zuid

the new siemens building by NL architects image courtesy NL architects

hart van zuid is an industrial area in the city of hengelo in the netherlands. it is currently being redeveloped and is typically defined by the saw tooth shed. the area will be converted into a living quarter and mixed use environment, as well as maintaining the high tech industrial activities.

for their design of the new siemens building in hart van zuid, NL architects based their concept on the existing structures of the saw tooth design, flipping the building vertically.

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

image courtesy NL architects

  • whenlooking at the building with first glace, i feel uncomfortable

    eave says:
  • similar solution in Lisbon. 60s building.

    Google view:
    [url=http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Lisboa,+portugal&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Lisbon,+Portugal&ll=38.726812,-9.1494&spn=0.000793,0.001742&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=38.726647,-9.149327&panoid=VO6QyzjxkDIoTiTjO9l5Tg&cbp=12,57.03,,0,-23.41] link [/url]

    ricardo says:
  • looks awful

    ann says:
  • which program did they use for the renders?

    Obelix says:
  • if that were a south facing facade, they’d be getting the benefit of reduced solar gain. but it looks to be east-facing?

    LML says:
  • yea this things facade doesn’t even work, even it was south facing it would be shitty for the winter months because the angle is too steep.

    jesus says:
  • BAD BAD BAD!

    S says:
  • boring, boring and so on ……………………………

    Harry says:
  • garbage….how can designboom publish this crap?

    alisabet says:
  • no didnt like it old thinking to modern area

    nuha says:
  • Unfortunately, the historical saw tooth design pictured above had the windows facing the all same direction (presumably and typically north) to capture the ambient lighting. Maybe instead of just ripping old architecture for shapes and lines, a little bit of homework should have been done and used the design for its traditional functional use.

    daniel says:
  • what a totally boring building that lives in the past.

    its okay if the form doesnt do anything. at least a witty perspective on materiality?

    frenchcurve says:
  • the elevation with the saw tooth profile looks to me like a crude version of Utzon’s Hammershoj tower block

    david says:

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