VMX has realized a safe and especially secure work and learning environment for Combiwerk’s vulnerable target group. Bringing the various disciplines together under one roof was the basis for the design, thus realizing synergy between the different departments and employees. The cross-section of the building demonstrates this. Over the past years Combiwerk has transformed itself from Social Workplace Company to a centre for career guidance. The new development has also made this change visible: a shiny building with an optimistic yet secure appearance, which stands out positively in its surroundings. The largest part of the programme, the storage and workshops, are situated on the same floor. The mobility of some of the staff is limited and bringing goods up and down thus undesirable. Employees’ offices can however be located on different floors. The form of the building naturally follows from the height necessary for the storage area and three floors of offices at both ends of the building, and the smaller height required for the workplaces in between. In part due to the skylights and patios, the result is a very humane working environment with a simple but attractive appearance.
LOCATION: Den Hoorn (NL), CLIENT: Combiwerk Delft, YEAR: 2009 - 2011, STATUS: Completed, SIZE: 8.500 m2, TEAM: Don Murphy, Shaya Fallahi, Leon Teunissen, M. Weers, COLLABORATORS: Structural Engineer: Grontmij, MEP Engineer: Grontmij, Interior: i29 Interior Architects, Contractor: VBK, Photography: Ronald Tillman