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CONO Kaasmakers

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Bastiaan Jongerius
location Beemster
function factory, industry
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This is an extraordinary factory. It houses a pre-fixed layout of technical installations to make cheese. The ‘only thing’ Jongerius had to do was design the outer skin. To create the current composition of cubes he had to rearrange the big kettle to the centre and move smaller installations to the side. The building-mass was moulded and sculptured and dressed with an inner-cloth of non-transparent industrial panels of insulated glass and an outer-fabric of synthetic profiles, hardened glass and aluminum panels. The in between steel construction is clearly visible from the outside. Shifting parts of these ‘sheets’ open the building, or closes it, tailored to fit the right angle, daylight entrance, sound isolation, external view or interior insight onto the pride of local dairy farmers: the kettle. The changing height of the volumes correspond to the 19th century idea of rational order; the renaissance. This way the building relates to its Unesco-listed environment, the Beemster polder.

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CONO Kaasmakers
Rijperweg 20
Project is public!
Opening hours The shop, located behind the cheese dairy on Rijperweg, is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 4 PM and on Saturday from 9 AM until 1 PM.
How to get there? Public transport: From Amsterdam Central Station take bus 100 to Middenbeemster. Ask for more directions there. Car: From Amsterdam take road A8 to Zaandam. Folow the direction Purmerend / Leeuwarden (road A7). Turn of at exit nr 6 ‘Purmerend-Noord / Middenbeemster / Alkmaar / Volendam’ and folow the N244. Folow the signs Middenbeemster. Take the exit to Middenbeemster and turn right at the end. Take the first left (Bamestraweg), through the industrial-area. At the end turn left (Rijperweg). 600 Meter after the next crossing you’ll see the factory on your left.
Completion 4- 2005
Floor area/size 2000 m2
Cost € 10000000,-
ArchitectBastiaan Jongerius
contractorBot Bouwgroep
roof & facade consultantPrince Cladding
supplierPrince Cladding
project managerVIRO engineering
services engineerVIRO engineering
structural engineerVIRO engineering
Client CONO Kaasmakers
Project ID 145
Latitude/Longitude 52°33'25N 04°52'28E
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