|function||information centre, pavilion|
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.