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Gatehouse Keukenhof

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Mecanoo
 
location Lisse
function information centre, pavilion
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The elegant gatehouse is designed to welcome the large flows of visitors to the world famous gardens. A striking timber roof leans on two volumes, forming an impressive gateway to the park. The stepped roof structure of interwoven isosceles triangles provides shelter, whilst creating an ever-changing play of light and shadow. The gatehouse is the transition between the outside world and the Keukenhof. While walking through the entrance, you will see the beautiful Dutch skies above framed by timber triangles. Look down and you will see an intriguing pattern of triangular shadows on the ground. A fence with a tulip motif marks the beginning of a journey. The gatehouse houses public functions such as cash registers, information desk, retail and restaurant, but also office spaces. The use of wood, copper and brick, lends character to the building without being a distraction from its environment. The glazed facade can be opened almost entirely, blending the interior with the exterior.

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Gatehouse Keukenhof
Address
Stationsweg 166A
Netherlands
https://keukenhof.nl/en/
Project is public!
Opening hours 23 March 2017 - 21 May 2017 from 08.00 - 19.30. The ticket office is open from 08.00 - 18.00 check website for yearly update!
How to get there? Keukenhof Express from Schiphol Plaza (Bus line 858) and from station Leiden centraal (Bus line 854). From Haarlem station you can travel straight to Keukenhof using Bus line 50. Other bus lines also stop at Keukenhof such as Bus line 50 (from Haarlem) and Bus line 90 (from Katwijk, Noordwijk and Noordwijkerhout).
Completion 2017
Floor area/size 3200 m2
ArchitectMecanoo
technical engineerDWA installatie- en energie advies
structural engineerIMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs
contractorVan Wijnen
Client Stichting Internationale Bloemententoonstelling Keukenhof, the Netherlands
 
Project ID 20707
Latitude/Longitude 52°16'12N 04°32'47E
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