At the Hollandse Dijk, on the border between Amstelveen and Uithoorn, Waternet has built the new water pumping station on the Noorderlegmeer polder. The Viviparus water snail provided the inspiration for the shape of the watermill. Oostindie Architecten and Buro van der Goes architects worked on the design of this extraordinary project together.
Leipan 301 in serveral colors: grey – red – blue – black – brown glazed
Watergemaal Uithoorn, The Netherlands © DigiDaan
Oostindie: "To ensure it was a nice pattern, we came up with a structure for the tiles." Van der Goes: "If you see a viviparus, it also has a lot of colours on its shell. This provides a very varied look."
Todays’ buildings must meet the challenges of the future. A beautiful look is no longer sufficient, even though it might be spectacular.