Studioninedots converts Utrecht railway warehouse into neighborhood hub

Dutch structure follow Studioninedots has remodeled a former railway warehouse in Utrecht right into a cluster of co-working and neighborhood areas named Bovenbouwwerkplaats.

Seeking to rejoice the “rawness and class” of the early Twentieth-century constructing, Studioninedots restored its uncared for brick and metal construction however left its unique fittings and supplies uncovered.

Studioninedots has transformed a former railway warehouse in Utrecht

Bovenbouwwerkplaats sits on the centre of Wisselspoor, a brand new growth by Studioninedots that features an eclectic collection of townhouses and residence blocks by House Encounters, Mees Visser and Zecc Architecten.

Neighbourhood companies, neighborhood teams and native entrepreneurs will all be invited to occupy the constructing to create a brand new, central hub for the world.

Housing in front of the Bovenbouwwerkplaats community hub in Wisselspoor, Utrecht by Studioninedots
Bovenbouwwerkplaats sits inside the Wisselspoor growth

“By merging a variety of ambitions and features which can be usually unfold throughout an space into the Bovenbouwwerkplaats, a small-scale city core the place something can occur is shaped,” defined the studio.

“Beneath the present roof, we created one open area that might be dwelling to new neighbourhood amenities and artistic entrepreneurs,” it continued. “The area stimulates the senses but invitations your personal interpretation of its use.”

Exterior of Bovenbouwwerkplaats community hub by Studioninedots
A perforated metallic quantity protrudes from the roof

On the centre of the warehouse is a “mobility hub” for 175 shared automobiles and bicycles, wrapped in a perforated metallic “curtain” that protrudes from the unique constructing’s roof.

Surrounding this central type is a collection of versatile areas for the neighborhood, set in opposition to the economic backdrop and overlooking a landscaped backyard by way of giant home windows.

The inside is flooded with pure mild by way of giant skylights within the zig-zagging roof, which is supported by uncovered metal trusses.

“Our transformation restores all the economic qualities of the outdated warehouse – its skeleton, roofs, exterior facade and detailing,” stated Studioninedots.

Early 20th-century warehouse interior
The warehouse’s construction has been preserved

In response to the studio, the protruding metallic aspect is designed to alter in look in numerous mild all through the day, whereas serving to to create a singular id for the constructing.

“The curtain continually renews the looks of the constructing all through the day and the seasons,” stated the studio. “From its extensive environment, Bouvenbouwwerkplaats is recognisable as the brand new icon of Wisselspoor.”

Interior of converted railway warehouse in Utrecht
Its unique particulars are left uncovered

Studioninedots was based in Amsterdam in 2011 by Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut and Metin van Zijl.

Different latest initiatives by the studio embrace a stepped social housing block on Amsterdam’s waterfront and the conversion of a Seventies workplace constructing within the Dutch metropolis of Hilversum.

The images is by Sebastian van Damme.