November 18, 2010

Visitor Center

Nature Resort Oostvaardersplassen

With this design TD accomplished to reach the first round of the architecture design competition for the visitor center of the Oostvaardersplassen nature resort. The final winner is Olaf Gipser from Amsterdam.

The building designed by TD is an implant. As integral part of the surrounding forest the construction is on the verge between building and being. Its geometrical shape manifests its origin from human ratio while the atmosphere is purely defined by nature. Technique and ratio inextricably coalesced with nature.

Client: Staatsbosbeheer
Design Team: Theo Deutinger, Barbara Weingartner
Landschapsarchitect: [url] Detzlhofer Lanschaftsarchitektur; Anna Detzlhofer [/url]
Construction, costs and technology: ABT Delft;Ir. Johan Galjaard MBA
Ecology:Douwe Beerda
Art:Tonio de Rover