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Juvenile Pavilion / UArchitects

  • Architects: UArchitects
  • Location: Overloon, The Netherlands
  • Architects: UArchitects - Emile van Vugt and Misak Terzibasiyan
  • Structural Engineer: Sigma engineering
  • Client: Government Building Agency
  • Management Of Construction: RU Bouwadvies – Den Bosch
  • Advisor Installations: Government Building Agency
  • Company Of Construction: Bam Utiliteitsbouw - Eindhoven
  • Photographs: Norbert van Onna

© Norbert van Onna © Norbert van Onna © Norbert van Onna © Norbert van Onna

From the architect. The resoluteness of the world which aims at the interior is partly removed. A new and more intensive interaction with the surrounding nature is aimed at for the youngsters. The open structure stimulates the daily shifts between living, learning and recreation.

© Norbert van Onna
© Norbert van Onna

The client asked for a building which should help the youngsters to return to society, because the youngsters only stay for a while. It’s a time-out. The design does not express permanency but the opposite: it is an expression of temporality, like the stay of the youngsters.

© Norbert van Onna
© Norbert van Onna

The concept aims at an open, transparent building between the closed prison and the outside world. Visitors can throw a glance at the prison life and the youngsters can look outside, the society in which they will return later on.

© Norbert van Onna
© Norbert van Onna
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