van der SPEK
“Realise a future-proof work environment that feels comfortable and family-like”. With this in mind, architectural firm SchilderScholte managed to transform Van der Spek Vianen’s nearly 50-year-old head office into a lively, demountable and almost energy-neutral building in which employees feel at home.
The office building from the early 1970s was at the end of its life and had all kinds of building physical defects. During the architectural survey, it turned out that the steel supporting structure and roof plates are still in excellent condition. Therefore was decided to retain the main supporting structure together with foundation, floors and the roof during demolition. Next to this, future demounting of the building has been chosen from the perspective of the circular building. The materials used have been carefully documented, making it easier to re-use these materials and less waste.
Photos: Ronald Tilleman