Car Park Katwolderplein / Dok architects

Car Park Katwolderplein / Dok architects

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  • Architects: Dok architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  22000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Arjen Schmitz
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Agrisun, Geelen Beton, Heradesign, Klinkerwerk Iking, Waveka
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© Arjen Schmitz

Text description provided by the architects. This eye-catching car park in Zwolle has its own distinctive look. Form and function are inspired by a voyage along the Silk Road through Central Asia, where travellers converge in a caravanserai, a place that provides caravans with shelter for the night. Eastern hues and patterns adorn the façade of the garage. It curls elegantly around the building, juts out at the top and is an accumulation of raised bricks. The masonry has five different patterns, which are magically accentuated by spotlights after sunset. That creates an almost dreamy atmosphere. Like a fairy tale.

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The car park’s roof consists of 800 square metres of solar panels. Smart routing limits the needless emission of exhaust fumes, and the energy-efficient LED lighting system only turns on when there is activity. Sustainable visitors can charge their cars at one of the 28 charging points, and nature is welcome here as well. Green hanging plants adorn the rear façade, and there are nesting and shelter spots all around the car park for swallows and bats. Sustainable in nature, the car park conforms to Dutch BREEAM standards.

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The location between the heart of the city and the A28 motorway was strategically chosen. With its warm appearance, the car park is a bridge between Katwolderplein, the Pathé cinema and the centre of Zwolle. It’s a caravanserai of our time: an oasis for the visitors and residents of a busy city.

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Address:Zwolle, The Netherlands

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Cite: "Car Park Katwolderplein / Dok architects" 11 Oct 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/894789/car-park-katwolderplein-dok-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

© Arjen Schmitz

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