Located in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, the Netherlands, this new modern accommodation is designed for the Koedood family firm by RoosRos Architecten. Koedood Diesel Service is not only modern but also transparent and sturdy with a combination of historical influences and craftsmanship. It is a 2018 project of a twenty-first-century office with a love of all things maritime.
The design of this new modern accommodation is a blend of pride, technology, professionalism, and solid work. The building is characterized by the ‘display window’ and a combination of the maritime and technological atmosphere is stronger inside. The visitor can take a look at a healthy fifty to sixty engines both in the showroom and in the storage hall behind.
The sales area is linked to the first floor by the transparent, two-storey lobby which is where the meeting areas and various workplaces are located. The visitor will be guided upstairs by the large green walls that can provide a soft, natural counterpoint to the architecture clear lines.
A facade on the upper floor of the building acts as a sunscreen with deep, vertical slats. These slats are perforated, subtly providing direct ventilation of the building. Depth and shadow are also added so the building’s appearance keeps changing every day. The rigid structure is highlighted by the illuminated windows behind in the evenings.
The building is meant to be striking and to stand out. The rhythm and the clear system of dimensions can be refined thanks to the transparent outer walls. This new accommodation is not only built with through its fluid curves of glass and the subtly shaped details but also through the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ label integrated sustainability.
Besides the curved glass, the steel, and the Trimo cladding, plenty of greenery is also added into the interior to create a pleasant environment of working. On the ceiling of the engine sales area, the Dejo grilles merge seamlessly under the overhangs. There are also seamless transitions from one to the next with the assiduous attention to the technical details.