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.
WAREHOUSE & OFFICES DEPAIRE in Mollem, Belgium by DENOLDERVLEUGELS ARCHITECTS & ASSOCIATES
October 29th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: DENOLDERVLEUGELS ARCHITECTS & ASSOCIATES
In October 2014 DENOLDERVLEUGELS finished the renovation and extension of the warehouse and offices for ‘Transport Marcel Depaire’ in Mollem, near Brussels Belgium.
‘Transport Marcel Depaire’ has been set up in 1964 through Marcel Depaire beginning in national transport across Belgium. The boom of the Steel industry and the opening-up to other countries, mainly France, brought a new dimension to the company in the seventies. Nadine Depaire, daughter of Marcel, decided to join the company in 1981. At the end of the eighties automotive manufacturers like VW and Renault became part of the customers. In this period, Just In Time delivery systems were set up and spread out over the whole of the industries. Since the beginning of 1998, new investments in the warehouse gave customers the possibility of storing and handling their products, preparing their orders and deliveries.
In 2014, the warehousing capacity and office facilities is increased with a new best-in-class & eco-friendly building.
The extended warehouse of 3.000 m2 is cl-added with light grey insulated metal panels. The integrated office building faces north, a fully transparent glass facade provides a spectacular view over the corn fields. The facade, canopy and interior of the office building are completely white. The combination of white with the warmth of the floor tiles, the reflections of the glass walls and the interaction with the colours of the surroundings, provides a light and transparent workspace with spectacular changes of atmosphere and colour during the day.
Recommendation by Transport Marcel Depaire:
“We warmly recommend DENOLDERVLEUGELS Architects & Associates for the professional, competitive and smart solutions they provide us. The perfect coordination of all subcontractors and the quality of their work allows us to focus on our business and seeing the evolution of the building construction. We wish all the best to DENOLDERVLEUGELS Architects & Associates and we will not hesitate to stay in touch for future potential projects.”
DENOLDERVLEUGELS ARCHITECTS & ASSOCIATES
DENOLDERVLEUGELS ARCHITECTS & ASSOCIATES is a Dutch architectural firm, lead by the architects Ir. Bas den Older and Ir. Florentijn Vleugels. We work from furniture & interior design to infrastructure & urban development. We offer rational and innovative design solutions within a multi-disciplinary environment. With over 15 years of experience in designing a wide variety of projects we excel in integrated design methods.
We work with the best specialists in their field. The design process is pragmatic and focuses on matching program, budget and form. Critical analysis of possibilities and impossibilities provides a clear vision for each design task. We are flexible towards changes inherent to the design process and stay objective. Our designs are technically advanced, efficient, cost effective and durable. The designs are clear and rational but never a simple translation of needs. With great attention to detail we focus on the well being of the end user.