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Shipping company Van der Zwan

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Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten
location Den Haag
function industry, office
contributed by NGHM

The new office of fishing company Van der Zwan lies on a beautiful but fragile location, because of weather, sea air and surrounded by water at the head of the abutment. The view to the west is spectacular, between the jetties and a direct view on the sea with some beautiful sunsets, butt can be quite haunting. Untreated concrete, steel, aluminum and glass was used; materials that require little maintenance in the harsh environment. It's not possible to drive piles in the ground, the abutment is too fragile, so a foundation is made in the form of 2 concrete tunnels with additional V-shaped columns as carriers of the building. The relatively closed ground floor houses functional storage and inspection areas. Visitors enter the building through a high monumental hall on the west. A broad staircase lead to the first floor with reception, offices, meeting rooms, boardroom and canteen. Here a double glass fašade serves as a windbreak and shading.

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Shipping company Van der Zwan
Hellingweg 5
Project is not public!
Opening hours contact or Tel : +31 (0)70 354 5466 to arrange a visit.
How to get there? Take tram 11 to the harbour of Scheveningen, walk for another 5 minutes.
Completion 1- 2009
Floor area/size 2150 m2
ArchitectMeyer en Van Schooten Architecten
Client Rederij W. van der Zwan & Zn., Scheveningen
Project ID 6067
Latitude/Longitude 52°05'54N 04°15'51E
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