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Bloemershof, Dieren, Rheden Building

Dieren Development in The Netherlands – design by Bekkering Adams Architecten

29 Mar 2011


Design: Bekkering Adams Architecten

Scenic ensemble Bloemershof

A self-evident urban composition with a strong identity. Sustainability and innovation plays a key-role in the project.
The first building in the Netherlands using concrete core activation with air.

Bloemershof, Dieren building, Rheden
photos : DigiDaan

With the completion of the Bloemershof the municipality of Rheden has been enriched with an elegant urban ensemble. Designed with and for the different users: the vocational school, sport facilities, fire station and housing, it creates a new focus point in the area. Grouped around a range of public green spaces and gardens, it connects the village of Dieren with the nature reserve of the Veluwe, mediating between town and countryside.

Bloemershof, Dieren building, Rheden

The different programs have their own identity, but together they form a characteristic urban ensemble. The various buildings have their own private green area on the outside of the site, thus making it possible to define a lush green public area in the heart of the site. A huge pergola forms the transition to the green woods of the Veluwe.

Bloemershof, Dieren building, Rheden

The ensemble is conceptually designed as a frozen forest, with an open and transparent ground floor with concrete columns as tree trunks, filled in with glass and natural stone accents, crowned with an upper elevation with slender wooden slats as a ‘leafy canopy’ hovering above the ground floor. The clear selection of materials provides a strong architectural identity.

Bloemershof, Dieren building, Rheden

The interiors are light and transparent and offer an optimal functionality to their users, with a generous central hall and canteen area and a diversity of classrooms and workshops for the Vocational school, a large and high remise for the fire department with unexpected spatial look- through and vistas to the bar area and the instruction room and spacious gym facilities.

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Sustainability is playing a key role in the project. Besides an optimal inner climate, sustainable and future-proof materialization and spatial logistics, it also has been designed with the newest sustainable installation technologies.

The project Bloemershof is the first building in the Netherlands where concrete core activation by means of air is applied, the so-called “Concretecool” system. It uses the natural good accumulating qualities of concrete to realise a school with the highest ventilation and cooling standards in an ecological way.

The roof surface of the school will be provided with a solar system by means of Photovoltaic cells and a so-called daylight regulation system is applied reducing the costs of energy to a minimum.

The school, sport facilities and fire station will soon become operational and will be officially opened later this year. The housing will be realized in a later phase.

Bloemershof : Building Information

Location Burgemeester Bloemersstraatterrein, Dieren
Program School 1740m2, Fire station 890m2, Gym 500m2, 15 houses, 22 apartments
Client Municipality Rheden
Design 2007-10
Completion Spring 2011
Design Team: Bekkering Adams Architecten
Project architect: Juliette Bekkering, Monica Adams
Team: Frank Venhorst, Lukas Heiniger, with Arjan Welschot, Gerard Heerink, Tessa Schaap, Amarinske Douma , Zuzana Kuldova, Edwin van den Muijsenberg, Manuel Aust, Sebastian Machleb, Vincent Hector.

Location: Dieren, Netherlands

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