We have to search quality everywhere.

 

 

Recently the artist Costa Ricano Guillermo Vargas Habacuc took a stray dog, he fastened it by a rope to an art gallery wall and left it dying until the dog starved to death and thirst: the whole scene was under visitor's horrified eyes.
the perversion is that in a few days the single case of Habacuc aroused the indignation of more than of 150.000 people all over the word while similar seroius situations were costantly happening under our uninterested eyes. Lager-dog's home, cement works become incinirators by magic during the night, purification plants closed for years, bathing establishments made by reinforced concrete, repeaters hide by chimney flue and firs, hilly views costantly raped by the speculative system, neighbourhoods totally dedicated to prostitution, pushers indicate so freely on google map where you can find cocaine, cobret or eroine as if they were pizzerias in suburban areas where nursery schools were still placed into the groundfloor of anomimpalaces. I think the project of Arons en Gelauff studio throws out a clear message to the global community,not only to the Dutch one. We cannot leave anything out of consideration, we have to search quality everywhere.

 

Francesco Giorgino - Channelbeta

 

 

 

The two Amsterdam animal refuges in Amsterdam have been amalgamated – the new-built is the largest pound in the Netherlands. The plot is in the city fringe, an apparently impossible wedge of cake.

The “comb model” usual for this function consists of a long service corridor, with a repetition of kennels at right angles to it, separated by small outside spaces. This model is dominated by railings and the look of it closely resembles a prison.
We have had the service corridor and the kennel corridor converge in the Amsterdam Animal Rescue Centre. This creates a long, thin ribbon building. This building is folded like a ribbon along the waterway around the plot. Inside this, two large play spaces for the animals have been created.
The building faces inwards in order to reduce excessive noise levels (barking!) for the neighbours. In the high part of the building, the cat accommodation is located above the dog kennels as an extra sound buffer for the outside world. The central position of the entrance lobby determines the final form – a fluid object. Its hide is a pixel version of the grass on the old dike next to the location.


 

 

Arons en Gelauff Architecten
Floor Arons and Arnoud Gelauff

gedempt hamerkanaal 92 1021 kr
Amsterdam (nl)


 

 


PROJECT DETAILS

KENNELS: 180 dog kennels, 480 cat kennels

KENNELS:
shop, veterinary office, education room, kitchens, office space, technical spaces, storage rooms, caretaker's apartment

PARKING:
20 parking spaces by the front entrance

ACCESS TYPE :
electrical sliding doors in entrance façade, stairs in main lobby

BUILDING METHOD :
traditional combined with prefab concrete (foundation shafts, walls and floors)

BUILDING HEIGHT : 6.60 m

INTERNAL HEIGHT : 2.60 m

BUILDING VOLUME : 15,000 m³

BUILDING AREA : 5,800 m² gfa

FACILTIES AREA : 1,765 m² (of which 50 m² shop and 115 m² caretaker's apartment)

TOTAL SITE AREA : 9,077 m²

BUILT SITE AREA : 3,686 m²

BUILDING COST:   4,100,000 Euro

 

SPECIAL PRODUCTS

WALL DOG KENNELS:
prefab concrete (because these walls need to be cleaned daily with highpressure hose cleaning system) - Waco Lingen Beton, Bergen op Zoom

FACADE CLADDING :
prefab concrete (because these walls need to be cleaned daily with highpressure hose cleaning system) - Waco Lingen Beton, Bergen op Zoom

FLOOR AND WALL COATING CAT KENNELS:
Wapex 660 (Sikkens) en Bolidtop (Bolidt): the cat kennels are cleaned
with water daily, so a high quality finishing is required

DOG KENNELS CEILINGS:
sound absorbing, lowered ceilings with Rockfon - Rockwool,Roermond


MAIN LOBBY CEILING:
Sonacoustic spray-on acoustic ceiling - Asona, Amsterdam

 

 

PROJECT NAME
Dierenopvangcentrum (animal refuge centre) amsterdam

ADRESS:
Ookmeerweg 271
1067 SP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

COMPLETION:
Fall 2007

DESIGN PERIOD:
2004-2006

CONSTRUCTION PERIOD:
2006-2007

CLIENT:
Project Management Bureau Amsterdam
Stichting Dierenopvangcentrum Amsterdam

ARCHITECT:
Floor Arons and Arnoud Gelauff, arons en gelauff architecten

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:
DRO Amsterdam, Ruwan Aluvihare

ARCHITECTURAL TEAM :
Adrie Laan, Rianne Kreijne, Joost van Bergen, Miren Aramburu, Mariska Koster, Claudia Temperilli, Oliver Rasche

CONTRACTOR :
BAM, Amsterdam

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEER :
Van Rossum, Amsterdam

BUILDING PHYSICS :
Van Rossum, Amsterdam

BUILDING PHYSICS :
DGMR, Arnhem

INSTALLATION ENGINEER :
W+R installaties, Utrecht

LANDSCAPE IMPEMENTATION:
Rod'or Advies, de Meern

 



 

 

 

 

 

 


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