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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.

 



 

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Location
Chemelot, The Netherlands

Client
Chemelot Campus B.V.

Type
Education, Office

Area
14.700 m2

Status
Commissioned 2013

Team
George Distefano, Mitesh Dixit, Davi F. Weber

Collaborators
Executive Architecture: Claus en Kaan Architecten, Structure Consultant: SOM SF