Piushaven Harbour Pavilion / Civic Architects

Piushaven Harbour Pavilion / Civic Architects

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  • Architects: Civic Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  260
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Stijn Bollaert
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  AkzoNobel, Alcoa, Pine Waxed wood
  • Commission: SD, DD, CDs, CA
  • Client: Orion Projectontwikkeling
  • Civic Architects: Jan Lebbink, Rick ten Doeschate, Ingrid van der Heijden, Gert Kwekkeboom, Fernanda Romeu, Angela Solis, Niels Boswinkel, Helena Moreno
  • Bright Urban Futures: Gerjan Streng
  • Partners: Archimedes Bouwadvies, BAM Bouw en Techniek, Janssen Lastechnieken
  • Drawings: CIVIC architects
  • City: Tilburg
  • Country: The Netherlands
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Piushaven Harbour Pavilion / Civic Architects - Waterfront
© Stijn Bollaert

Text description provided by the architects. With the start of 2018, a new iconic structure was opened to the public in Tilburg (Netherlands). The structure forms a public pavilion on the central pier in the old city harbour and serves as a landmark for recreational boats and yachts, visiting the city. The firms Civic Architects & Bright Urban Futures designed a striking steel structure that unites the public viewing platform and the restaurant, adding a piece of sturdy architecture to the harbour vista.


Elevated public space
 The structure facilitates a special combination of public and private activities on a unique site in the city. The central pier in the harbour was built for grain transhipment in the early 20th century, but became a place for public events and leisure activities, in more recent times. Today it has been transformed into a place where the restaurant RAK shares space with a public plateau that also covers the public space on the pier. The structure benefits from the qualities of the pier in various ways: The restaurant is positioned close to the water and offers visitors a beautiful view, while keeping 2/3 of the plot area open for public use. The roof structure also provides for the viewing deck, and acts as a shelter for the rain. As a result, events and leisure activities can take place in various ways.

Piushaven Harbour Pavilion / Civic Architects - Image 9 of 24
© Stijn Bollaert

A contextual icon 
The design of the iconic pavilion is rooted in the historic harbour and its characteristic atmosphere: The inert black cargo ships and the robust bridges form a set of iconic attributes in the harbour park. The straightforward shape, the robust structure, the matt black façades and the combination of steel and wood are magnifications of the site and its surroundings. The shape and details of the structural platform where a result of an integrated design process, where several needs were combined in one architectural element: from floor separations to sun protection. The pavilion thus becomes a simple and self-evident iconic part of the public space in the Piushaven Harbour.

Piushaven Harbour Pavilion / Civic Architects - Beam
© Stijn Bollaert
Ground Floor Plan
Piushaven Harbour Pavilion / Civic Architects - Chair, Beam
© Stijn Bollaert

Solid structural architecture
 The heavy roof edge forms an integral solution for the engineering of the structural system: in order not to affect the historic wooden foundation of the quay, the columns are positioned inwards, with two meters distance. The overhangs are accommodated by constructing the viewing deck’s solid steel balustrades as structural beams which also carry the floor of the deck. Fixed structural joints and the absence of stability walls ensure a free floor plan layout, while the oversized structure allows for high intensity public use of the deck. The structure is the architecture and thus forms a powerful addition to the Piushaven harbour, built to last.

Piushaven Harbour Pavilion / Civic Architects - Facade
© Stijn Bollaert
Piushaven Harbour Pavilion / Civic Architects - Beam
© Stijn Bollaert

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Address:Hopliedenkade, 5017 Tilburg, The Netherlands

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Cite: "Piushaven Harbour Pavilion / Civic Architects" 15 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/887669/piushaven-harbour-pavilion-civic-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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