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Natuurcafé La Porte

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location Driebergen-Rijsenburg
function energy centre, exposition space, information centre, restaurant
contributed by RAU

The restaurant space at Driebergen-Zeist train station was not in use for many years, and is now transformed into a new modern restaurant, combined with an information centre and exposition space. The transformation is initiated by 3 organizations: Antropia, National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug and the tourist information centre VVV. Their main goal is to show their shared mission for a sustainable entrepreneurship where nature, environment and well being is served. The restaurant and information centre 'Natuurcafé La Porte' for the nearby Nature Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug, are seamlessly connected: the spaces and public for both functions merge and interconnect. Several energy-saving measurements have been implemented, such as 3-layerd glass and a wind-turbine on the roof. The most innovating element is the human empowered revolving entrance door to create large public awareness. Visitors themselves now provide for the energy that is needed make their cup of coffee.

 

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Naomi says:

short movie showing the revolving door
Amsterdam, Netherlands 28-Jan-09
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Natuurcafé La Porte
Address
Stationsweg 2
Netherlands
http://www.natuurcafelaporte.nl/
Project is public!
Opening hours Tel: +31 (0343) 554 788 maaltijdservice@natuurcafelaporte.nl
How to get there? The station Driebergen/Zeist lies on the route between Utrecht-Arnhem. Four times per hour a direct train connects Utrecht with Arnhem. Natuurcafé La Porte is located inside the train station.
Completion 10- 2008
Floor area/size 270 m2
ArchitectRAU
technical engineerBoon Edam
Client Antropia Culture & Congress centre
 
Project ID 3020
Latitude/Longitude 52°03'54N 05°15'33E
Contributed by RAU
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