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Artistic amenity Stadshaard / Cie.

  • 01:00 - 6 July, 2010
Artistic amenity Stadshaard / Cie.
Artistic amenity Stadshaard / Cie., © Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

© Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Hugo Kaagman © Hugo Kaagman +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Architect

    Branimir Medić & Pero Puljiz, de Architekten Cie.
  • Artist

    Hugo Kaagman
  • Client

    Essent Warmte
  • Building Contractor

    WAM & Van Duren Bouw
  • Realization

    2007-2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. This power station is an instrument of education: designed to develop a sensibility for the consumption of energy and sustainable cohabitation. Combined heat and power plants are usually neutral industrial struc-tures that are situated at some inconspicuous location. By contrast, the Stadshaard (literally the ‘city hearth’) stands at a prominent spot in Roombeek, where a neutral building would be out of place. With the Stadshaard’s dimensions (a building 10 metres high with a 40-metre chimney) it would, moreover, be impossible to realize an ‘invisible’ building that merges with the surroundings.

© Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

The Stadshaard is a gateway building for the district of Roombeek, an eye-stopper and a point of refer-ence. Its basic form is simple, while its elevations are clad in one-metre-square panels with expressive motifs and figurative depictions. These are reminiscent of the delftware tiles that line Holland’s traditional open hearths and therefore hint that this structure might have something to do with fire and warmth: the City Hearth.

© Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

Delftware tiles often have figurative motifs that are anecdotes about everyday life. The figurative depic-tions for the Stadshaard allude to energy generation, to famous buildings or people from Enschede and to themes that recur often in the work and life of the artist Hugo Kaagman. The result is the biggest delft-ware artwork in the Netherlands.

© Hugo Kaagman
© Hugo Kaagman
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Artistic amenity Stadshaard / Cie." 06 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/67515/artistic-amenity-stadshaard-cie/>
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22 Comments

Eng Khalaf Aldawsari · February 27, 2012

?????? ???? ?????????

http://t.co/UYrgXCvl via @archdaily

#SAUDI #ksa #SaudiDesign #HomeDesigns #Architecture #design #decor

elvira ollivier · November 19, 2011

Artistic amenity Stadshaard / Cie | ArchDaily http://t.co/xxRb796D vía @archdaily

Gealt Waterlander · July 13, 2011

Design? or just weird looking? http://bit.ly/bKQ64S

Laszlo Kiss · March 28, 2011

Power Staion as Art -Artistic amenity Stadshaard / Cie | ArchDaily http://t.co/1Xs9JzS via @archdaily #architecture #Netherlands

Laszlo Kiss · March 28, 2011

I think you all have mosque on the brain. Why is anything decorative need to be a mosque. I think it's rather good for a decorated shed. I think Venturi might even like it.

xx · August 02, 2010

On maps it is missplaced. Correct location is 52°13'51.66"N 6°53'21.13"E

Lars van der Werf · July 08, 2010

Branimir Medi?, Pero Puljiz en Hugo Kaagman dienen direct te worden opgesloten vanwege dit: http://bit.ly/aloVEt

Tian Wu · July 08, 2010

Reading: "Artistic amenity Stadshaard / Cie | ArchDaily"( http://twitthis.com/c2xyxg )

Robert · July 08, 2010

RT @markdrenth: RT @ruudvdkoelen: De enschedeese delfsblauwe moskee op het internationale podium: http://bit.ly/cPWGhA #actwente

maria maatje · July 07, 2010

RT @markdrenth: RT @ruudvdkoelen: De enschedeese delfsblauwe moskee op het internationale podium: http://bit.ly/cPWGhA #actwente

Wouter Oosterveld · July 07, 2010

RT kunst! @markdrenth: RT @ruudvdkoelen: De enschedeese delfsblauwe moskee op het internationale podium: http://bit.ly/cPWGhA #actwente

Mark Drenth · July 07, 2010

RT @ruudvdkoelen: De enschedeese delfsblauwe moskee op het internationale podium: http://bit.ly/cPWGhA #actwente

Ruud van der Koelen · July 07, 2010

De enschedeese delfsblauwe moskee op het internationale podium: http://bit.ly/cPWGhA #actwente

Esvedra Designs · July 07, 2010

A power station as an instrument of education. http://ow.ly/28bAl

Jubair Siddeeque · July 07, 2010

Yes, it looks very much like a mosque

Siamak Adib · July 07, 2010

Reading: "Artistic amenity Stadshaard / Cie | ArchDaily"( http://twitthis.com/c2xyxg )

Pat Kuleta · July 07, 2010

Artistic amenity Stadshaard / Cie | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/9aosxV

urbanizr · July 07, 2010

funny, first I thought it was a mosque but no, a dutch power plant: delft blue

johnny · July 07, 2010

i guess the polish pavillion was inspired by this project....

Ulises · July 07, 2010

This building is Amazing! Five stars for such beautiful idea.

Timothy · July 06, 2010

Again the dutch architects try something "new" by combining old motives (Delfts Blauw: the blue painted ceramic tiles from XVI-century which are a strong part in dutch cultural developement) with new techniques and content. This renewed content is very obvious in the picture with the church in the background.

Although the function of the structure is purely technological/infrastructural. But the big question is: doesn't it look like a mosque to you?

Finally and in the end "Delft's Blue" has become a muslim motive... only in Holland...

Lucas · July 06, 2010

Jesus Christ!!!

Kenny · July 06, 2010 09:35 PM

Don't blame him, he didn't attend any of the meetings.

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