The jagged roof of this warehouse and office space in the Netherlands is developed to reference a 1950s weaving mill by Dutch architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld .

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Dutch architect Arnoud Olie, who is the founder of Meppel-based studio B+O Architectuur en Interieur B.V, created the Workplace Developing in the city of Zwartsluis for industrial parts producer ForTop Zwartsluis.

The brick and concrete constructing, which attributes a distinctive roof profile, also functions as a warehouse space and distribution centre.

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The serrated roof was inspired by Gerrit Rietveld’s 1959 layout for a weaving mill situated in the southern Netherlands town of Bergeijk. The mill by Rietveld, who was a member of Dutch abstract movement De Stijl, is made up from a series of conjoined pods that together develop a curving sawtooth roofline.

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“The creating has several distinctive attributes and was cautiously created and in depth, generating the constructing appear absolutely nothing like a standard workplace constructing,” said the architects, who wished to steer clear of the conventional “square box” buildings typically adopted by factories in the area.

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“It was inspired by the patterns architect Gerrit Rietveld created ​​for a factory named Weverij de Ploeg,” they additional. “The curved sawtooth roofs existing in Weverij de Ploeg are reflected in Fortop, they give the creating a exclusive character with minimum expenditures.”

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The north-facing straight elements of the roof encounter are glazed to let light into penetrate the constructing, whilst the curving components offer shade from direct sunlight.

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The building is faced in brown brick, whilst entrances are marked by huge panels of glazing and a wooden garage door.

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“Largely durable and robust supplies are utilized in the design and style: the walls are of dark brick and concrete building, with a greatest volume of the components left raw,” stated the architects. “This gives the new residence of Fortop a machine aesthetic.”

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Numbers on the brick facade correspond to the company’s distinct distribution centres, enabling delivery drivers to easily locate their cargo.

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A glass door opens into the central hall and employees canteen, which is separated from the warehouse by a glazed wall. An open workplace is situated on 1 side of the hall, whilst a door that prospects to a storage area and workshop is located on the other. 3 meeting rooms are situated on the very first floor.

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A second identical developing, which will home other companies, is planned for an adjacent plot.

Photography is by René de Wit


Project credits:

Architect: Arnoud Olie
Client: ForTop Automation &amp vitality manage BV
Contracter: Bouwbedrijf Bovenhuis
Bricks: Daas Baksteen
Glass: Rollecate BV

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