To increase the capacity of two existing power stations on an industrial site in Utrecht called the Uithof, a new building (6000m3) appeared. The size and construction of the building are largely determined by the technical requirements. A skin of self-supporting Corten-steel is folded over the machinery and the giant filters and dampers and keeps the noise pollution to a minimum. Its silhouette differs according to one's perspective, lending the building a sculptural force in the landscape.
Architect: Liesbeth van der Pol
Team: J.J. Roeten, I. Vogels, S.Müller, M. Emmelkamp
Year: 2002 - 2005
Client: Universiteit Utrecht Building Control Department