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  7. Kiosk at Ravelijn / RO&AD Architecten

Kiosk at Ravelijn / RO&AD Architecten

  • 05:00 - 28 June, 2016
Kiosk at Ravelijn / RO&AD Architecten
Kiosk at Ravelijn  / RO&AD Architecten, © Bastiaan Musscher
© Bastiaan Musscher

© Bastiaan Musscher © Bastiaan Musscher © Bastiaan Musscher © Bastiaan Musscher + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

  • Design team

    Ro Koster, Ad Kil, Martin van Overveld
  • Commisioner

    City Council of Bergen op Zoom
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Structural Engineer

    Lüning, Doetinchem, The Netherlands
  • Contractor

    Heijmans, The Netherlands
  • Function

    Public toilets and a coffee/information counter
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Bastiaan Musscher
© Bastiaan Musscher

Short History
The Ravelijn "Op den Zoom" is a fort-island of the city of Bergen op Zoom in The Netherlands which is made in the beginning of the 18th century by Menno van Coehoorn, a famous fort builder. This is the only "ravelijn" of him still present. The island sits just outside of the former center of the city.  At the end of the 19th century the fortress lost its defensive function. Nowadays the island-fort is mainly used for small public and private events.

© Bastiaan Musscher
© Bastiaan Musscher
Plan
Plan
© Bastiaan Musscher
© Bastiaan Musscher

The assignment
The assignment was to make a kiosk with public toilets and an information point  on the Ravelijn

Diagram
Diagram

Concept
The fort is made of a brick foundation with earth walls on top. The earth walls surround the fort on all sides. But the wall at the side of the city is not an original one. In times of war this one was not necessary, because there was no attack expected from that side. We used exact that not historic earth wall to make the kiosk in it. It sits on the side and it’ s incorporated in the fort. We made 2 entrances, one for each toilet. The information point is accessible through those entrances.

© Bastiaan Musscher
© Bastiaan Musscher

In the information point there is a glass roof to provide daylight. There is a big horizontal, gas-spring operated hatch at the front.

Plan
Plan
© Bastiaan Musscher
© Bastiaan Musscher
Section
Section

Material
The kiosk is made entirely out of Accoya

© Bastiaan Musscher
© Bastiaan Musscher

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Cite: "Kiosk at Ravelijn / RO&AD Architecten" 28 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/790342/kiosk-at-ravelijn-ro-and-ad-architecten/> ISSN 0719-8884