ClientNolet Vastgoed (Nolet real estate) / Stichting Nolet molen (Nolet Mill Foundation), Schiedam
ArchitectVan Mourik Vermeulen architecten bv, Den Haag
Project sizeFactory approx. 8.500m2 demolition, mill renovation and new construction approx. 800m2
Start of projectFactory: March 2000; mill: March 2004
CompletionFactory: September 2004; mill: December 2005
Consulting servicesStructural design, detailed design drawings, structural calculations
Visually, the mill has the appearance of a traditional Dutch brick-laid windmill. According to the architect, this is the world’s tallest windmill of its kind. The mill’s main support structure consists of a prefabricated concrete inner and outside layer separated by a space of 1,60m.
The stairs and elevator are positioned here. The stairs have also been constructed out of prefabricated concrete, cladded with bricks. The level floors have been constructed with wide-slabs. The first to fifth level floors serve as reception, film hall and conference room. The sixth floor functions as a desk surface at a height of approximately 24,50 metres above street level. The basement floor lies about 1,50 metres below ground water level and contains the building services. The mill’s cap is crafted