The new bridge watcher’s house is placed like a landmark on the raised intersection of Korte Veerstraat and the curve of De Spaarne. The buildings along the canal have been built in different historical periods, which means that the contextual approach to the site therefore has been a question of scale and detail, rather than style. By covering a banal shape with a shimmering, almost monolithic brass sheet paneling, the appearance balances between the straightforwardness of industrial buildings and a modern, abstract sculpture.

Project typeCompetition, nominated
StatusNot built
ClientGemeente Haarlem
Year2014
LocationHaarlem, NL
Surface35 m2