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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Ice Free in Oirschot, The Netherlands by UArchitects

April 12th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

The existing offices are combined with an salt storage and garages for snowploughs and gritting trucks. The arrangement of the plot is based on the typology of a farmyard. The different functions are organised around an open court, visible from the office.

Salt Storage Front View

  • Architects: UArchitects
  • Project: Ice Free
  • Location: Oirschot, The Netherlands
  • Client: Government Buildings Agency
  • Construction Adviseur: VdL
  • Contractor: BAM
  • Photographer: Norbert van Onna
  • Programs used: AutoCAD and Photoshop

Salt Storage Ploegen

The starting point of the used materials is the extreme corrosive environment of the salt yard. The substructure is formed by the repetition of a modular prefab concrete element. This plinth frames and delimits the plot.

Salt Storage Machines in Line

The roof is presented as a light-footed construction which refers to breaking up ice. The roof covers the robust concrete substructure and seems afloat because of the pronounced contrast in form and material.

Salt Storage Frontal

Salt Storage Back View

Salt Storage Elements

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