For the new maintenance area at De Nieuwe Ooster Cemetery, Karres en Brandslands landschapsarchitecten designed a new maintenance building to complement an existing building.
Standing on two sides of the maintenance area, the two buildings constitute one of the spatial boundaries of the cemetery. The new building has a total floor space of 285 m2 and is used to maintain equipment, prepare tools and carry out minor technical work. It also contains garaging, storage space, a control room, and a workshop.
The construction combines steel with timber-framing. Like the existing building, the facade is finished in black timber. The weatherboard walls and roof are joined seamlessly at gutter level, the guttering being concealed within the timber roof area. Due to its variable gutter height and forward-leaning facade, the building is oriented towards the yard. Light enters through skylights and openings in the facade. The exterior of the building is black; the interior is finished in untreated timber.
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Project: Maintenance building in Watergraafsmeer
Location: Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Total floor area: 285m2
Program: office, garaging and workshops
Budget: € 160.000,00
Design: 2005 – 2007
Construction: 2007 – 2008
Design: Karres en Brands landschapsarchitecten | http://www.karresenbrands.nl/
Design team: Sylvia Karres, Bart Brands, Monica Popczyk, Joost de Natris
Client: De Nieuwe Ooster cemetery, crematorium and garden of remembrance
Engineering: Rod’or advies