Harbour Building Amsterdam / Margulis Moormann Architects

Harbour Building Amsterdam / Margulis Moormann Architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Alcoa, De Groot Vroomshoop
  • Lead Architects : Beth Margulis, Floor Moormann
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Harbour Building Amsterdam / Margulis Moormann Architects - Facade, Windows

Text description provided by the architects. Harbour Building for a Sailing Club, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Within a newly created part of the city of Amsterdam, IJburg, the Water Sport Club IJburg (WVIJ) was granted rights to build facilities on a small parcel of land adjacent to its community yacht harbour. The site overlooks the Markermeer lake (former Zuider Zee).

Harbour Building Amsterdam / Margulis Moormann Architects - Beam, Steel

The architects held extensive workshops with members throughout the design process to insure a maximum of user participation and enthusiasm for the project. The most important finding was that many members value social contact while doing small maintenance jobs on their boats. The principle of a simple container (shed) with a maximum of multi-purpose space became the basis for the design.

Harbour Building Amsterdam / Margulis Moormann Architects - Facade

The building establishes a strong connection between the intimate water of the harbor and the greater Markermeer lake to the North. On each level of the building one experiences a specific spatial relationship with one or both of the two waters. The choice of wood as the primary construction material differentiates the building from its surroundings. Nine meter larch columns refer back to the tall masts in the adjacent harbour. All larch used in the building was locally sourced.

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Ground floor plan
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Longitudinal sections

The rhythm of the seasons largely dictates the building's programmatic requirements. A water sport club is by definition less active in winter and requires less space. In contrast, during the warmer months, a bigger building is needed to accommodate more activities. The “volume inside a volume" strategy differentiates fully insulated/climatized spaces with fixed programmatic designations and larger more flexible half-climate spaces behind single glazing.

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Model

The outer single glazed volume consists of seven laminated larch portal frames. Nine-meter high larch columns also serve as window frames for large, single glazed panels to achieve a minimum detail solution.   Larch corner columns combined with steel roof beams create maximum openings at the end facades. Full height wooden sliding doors at both ends allow small boats to be brought in without lowering their masts. The second floor meeting room is literally hung from 70 centimeter high roof beams to avoid columns in the free spaces below. The building was realized in spite of a limited construction budget of 460,000 dollars.

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Address:Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Cite: "Harbour Building Amsterdam / Margulis Moormann Architects" 25 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/919636/harbour-building-amsterdam-margulis-moorman-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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