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Koepel op de Overplaats

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BureauVanEig
 
location Heemstede
function pavilion, sculpture
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This winning design was inspired by the history and Dutch tradition of country house tea pavilions, often octagonal and offering panoramic views of the surroundings. While the form of the tea pavilion appealed to the architects, the function of the structure has disappeared into history. They therefore approached the new landmark as a sculptural object, marking the historical spot and revealing the latent qualities of the site to visitors. The result is a monolithic structure of reused centuries old 'ijsselsteen' fired clay bricks, with crisp contours and carefully scaled to fit the context. The octagonal sculpture is specifically shaped to respond to its surroundings. On the side for viewing the surrounding landscape, wide robust steps form a tribune to sit and. On the side of the manor house the volume is sliced open, offering an axial view of the monumental main building. A delicately placed opening in the ceiling of the cupola offers a 'pantheonic' experience.

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Very beautiful place)
San Francisco, United States 27-Jun-17
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Koepel op de Overplaats
Address
Herenweg de Overplaats
Netherlands
Project is public!
Opening hours 24/7
How to get there? Parking at the Prinsenlaan. From there you can walk.
Completion 1- 2013
Floor area/size 9 m2
Cost € 82000,-
ArchitectBureauVanEig
structural engineerIMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs
cooperating designerINBO
associate architectLaura Theng
Client Landschap Noord Holland
 
Project ID 20886
Latitude/Longitude 52°19'41N 04°36'07E
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