Chemelot, The Netherlands
Rejecting the traditional duality of front & back, i.e. seen and not seen, CCC is positioned to engage and celebrate the immediate context. CCC is inserted within the site at a 35-degree rotation. The angle is driven by function (maintains an existing sewage line), heritage (acknowledges a historical trade route), and context (respects the existing trees). However, by rotating the building, it allows for omni-directional porosity and the deviation from the dogmatic grid of the former campus plan enables it to stand as the desired Icon amongst the existing buildings.