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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.

Het Anker community centre in Zwolle, The Netherlands by MoederscheimMoonen Architects

 
February 23rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Zwolle recently saw the completion of a new community centre: Cultuurcentrum Het Anker. The new complex on the edge of town has a floor area of some 3,000 m² and links the districts of Westenholte and Stadshagen.

The building houses a community centre with hospitality facilities, an open plan sports centre with education facilities and various multi-purpose halls that can be used for music, dance and education.

Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma

Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma

  • Architects: MoederscheimMoonen Architects
  • Project: Het Anker community centre
  • Location: Zwolle, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Harry Noback and Maarten Sipma
  • Software used: Revit
  • Client: Municipality of Zwolle
  • Project team: Ruud Moonen, Jelle Rinsema
  • Landscape design: Buro MAAN
  • Structural engineering: Alferink van Schieveen Bouwtechnisch Adviesbureau
  • Building physics: ABT
  • Acoustics: Peutz
  • General contractor: VDR bouw
  • Installation contractor: Cofely
  • Floor area: 3,000 m²

Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma

Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma

The building was designed by MoederscheimMoonen Architects, who were involved in its realisation from the draft design stage to its final acceptance. 

Architect Erik Moederscheim: “One of the main challenges in this project was to get the building to connect with a large and diverse group of users.

The complex is not only intended to cater to the large groups of users who engage in sports activities and musical and cultural events.

Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma

Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma

Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma

Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma

Above all, locals will see it as a true meeting area: a place where you drop in on a week day to meet other people.

That is why both in a literal and figurative sense, the building design needed to be very transparent and accessible so that it can successfully connect with the surrounding neighbourhoods.”

The building takes advantage of the height differences found at the site. A considerable share of the complex is actually situated below ground.

Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma

Image Courtesy © Harry Noback & Maarten Sipma

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Taking this position in the landscape as a point of departure, the complex seems to almost literally fold open thanks to its striking roof, which opens out onto the key public zones.

The zig-zag line of the roof edge is one of the building’s most characteristic features. In fact, one could call the green roof the landmark element of this design: it highlights key points in and around the new complex.

The slopes of the surrounding landscape and the building intersect half-way along the side wall, where the design incorporates a grand entrance area.

Pedestrians can enter the complex from both the first floor and, if they arrive at the parking lot, street level.

Both entrances come together at a recess in the façade, where they are linked by a staircase that seems to move outwards from the building’s interior.

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

“In our view, a public building’s appeal isn’t always determined by its transparency. It’s also about drawing people in and veiling what they see.

Our facade design plays a major role in this. Your experience of the building’s interior is determined by the deep vertical columns along its exterior.

In other words, your vantage point plays a key role in your visual connection with what lies inside.”

In addition, the facade lends the building a stately quality and improves its interaction with the surrounding landscape.

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

Image Courtesy © MoederscheimMoonen Architects

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