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Electrical substation

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UNStudio
 
location Amersfoort
function energy centre
contributed by dirkverwoerd

The electricity station in Amersfoort is an almost entirely sealed container for three electrical transformers (50/10 kV). The polar division into two interlocking volumes is paralleled by the difference in claddings. The spatial encounters of the fašade planes, through this polarity, which at times embraces a contextual dimension, refer to the invisible transformation process of electrical currents. The insulating basalt lava and the conductive aluminium present a contrast deepened by vertical and horizontal articulation. Employing light aluminium on the south fašade and darker basalt lava on the north explicates the spatial context.

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Electrical substation
Address
Smallepad
Netherlands
Project is public!
Completion 1993
Floor area/size 1520 m2
ArchitectUNStudio
building physics consultantHollandsche Beton Groep NV
structural engineerHollandsche Beton Groep NV
Client Regionale Energie Maatschappij Utrecht (REMU)
 
Project ID 6662
Latitude/Longitude 52°09'27N 05°22'59E
Contributed by dirkverwoerd
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