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Hydra Pier

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Asymptote
 
location Hoofddorp
function pavilion, restaurant
contributed by Naomi

Hydra Pier is a permanent structure built originally as a pavilion for Haarlemmermeer's Floriade exhibition in 2002 - a massive, once-a-decade Dutch horticultural fair. New York based Asymptote won an international competition and this is one of the first opportunities for them to finally transform their concepts into physical reality. The Haarlemmermeer is located adjacent to Schiphol airport (next to Amsterdam), in an artificially manufactured landscape on reclaimed land. The pavilion resembles the shape of frequently overflying airplanes, arriving and leaving the airport. The building is clad in metal panels, many of which are dually curved like the coachwork of cars. The same applies to the large glazed sections of the building. In the interior, too, right angles are rare. The main space for visitors is at first floor level and has a large window giving a panoramic view of the lake. The building incorporates an (artificial) waterfall that rushes down over the glazed entrance.

 

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Hydra Pier
Address
Drie Merenweg
Netherlands
Project is public!
Opening hours The pavilion is now used as a park pavilion, open for visitors. Since December 2007 restaurant 'Vork & Mes' is housed in the pavilion, which is open from 10:00 daily for coffee and home made cakes. For lunch they have a 3 course menu for 27,50 and they serve a 5 course diner menu for 35 euros. All prepared with (mainly) Dutch products. More information on http://www.vorkenmes.nl/ or call them at 0031(0)23 5572963
How to get there? Public transport: Busline 300 from the train station in Hoofddorp until the stop at the Haarlemmermeerpaviljoen, in the Floriadepark in Vijfhuizen. Car: from Den Haag/Amsterdam: A19/A4 exit Hoofddorp/Aalsmeer and go to direction Hoofddorp on the N201. Follow the signs for Heemstede. After a few km go right at the first traffic lights, after the Marriott hotel, towards Nieuw Vennep/Vijfhuizen. Go directly right again at the next traffic lights and follow the signs for Restaurant Vork & Mes.
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Completion 2002
Cost € 4000000,-
ArchitectAsymptote
structural engineerOctatube International
Client Municipality of Haarlemmermeer
 
Project ID 1478
Latitude/Longitude 52°19'46N 04°40'11E
Contributed by Naomi
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