ClientCertitudo Capital Den Bosch
ArchitectJYB Architecten and Hooper Architects
Project size65.000m2 GFA excl. parking
Start of project2016
Consulting servicesTransformation scan
These blocks are located around an elevator core, stairs and sanitary. Four work stations are located in each block per floor. Space between the elements are left open to create voids of three meters wide. It is an important building for the structuralism, an architectural movement that Hertzberger started with Van Eyk. There is still a lot of interest in this movement and from all over the world people still come to see the building.
The building is made of precast concrete. When Hertzbergers’ started, the use of concrete in combination with a supporting structure of precast concrete was characteristic. In the bottom layer of the building is a parking, of which the structure is rotated 45 degrees with respect to the superstructure. The parking consists of in situ reinforced concrete.
The building was purchased by Capital Certitudo to transform it into different types of apartments. In order to assess the structural features and the necessary interventions, Aronsohn conducted a transformation scan.