Sheepstable / 70F Architecture

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  • Architects: 70F Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007

Text description provided by the architects. The city of Almere has a sheep population of about 80 sheep. The sheep are mobilized to keep the powerful weed acanthus or bears-breech that grows in the "vroege vogel" - forest and "kromsloot" - park in Almere under control. To centralize and house this population, a sheep stable was needed. The stable is designed with an a-symmetrical homogeneous cross-section.

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The construction (pine) and cladding (Western Red Cedar) are made of wood. Only the curved girders are made of steel. This was done to emphasise the tube-like shape of the interior, which would have been less strong using twice as high wooden girders. The tube has three strategically placed daylight openings, of which one is close to the floor level, so people can look inside even when the building is closed.

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The stable is designed to make it possible for the public or school classes to visit the building and experience the keeping of sheep up close. At one end of the building, on the second floor, a room for the shepherd and a small office is realised. There are sleeping facilities for the shepherd, who has to stay over night in case any sheep are lambing. Work in and around the stable will be done by, amongst others, people who live with a mental social or psychiatric disability, supervised by the shepherd.

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Apart from the public function, the Muslim community will be able to buy the lambs they need for yearly ritual purposes.

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Address:Muiderweg 8, 1351 Almere, The Netherlands

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Cite: "Sheepstable / 70F Architecture" 02 Jun 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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