The WNF headquarters in Zeist is an earth-friendly building, which gives back more energy than it uses.
Renovation of WNF building, Zeist, The Netherlands
Architect’s Firm Rau, Amsterdam / Thomas Rau
Building Company Van Zoelen bv, Utrecht
Leidekkersbedrijf Willem Van Boxtel, Ubbergen
Koramic Pottelberg Plain Tile 301 smooth, anthracite, slate matt glazed, brown glazed, wine red glazed, black glazed
Refurbishment of WNF building, Zeist, The Netherlands
All materials in the building were tested against strict requirements laid down by the WNF and the architect. This included the clay roof tiles covering the new “blob” entrance and the facing bricks of the restored wings. In 2002, with a closed competition for seven architects, the WNF (World Nature Fund) went in search of the design for their new Dutch HQ. The organisation had its eye on a small piece of a protected nature reserve area, where an empty laboratory from 1954 was going to rack and ruin. Architect’s firm RAU from Amsterdam won with a plan that “naturally” linked energy-saving and environmentally friendly construction to the organisation’s programme of demands.
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