MENNONITE CHURCH IN THE WOODS, ELSPEET
Design a church according to the traditional Mennonite principles: a sustainable building, with the user in mind and a space for gathering and meeting. The first Mennonite churches were hidden and inconspicuous; simple places of congregation around the bible. The interiors were sober and as pure as possible. No distraction or ornaments in order to enhance concentration and togetherness. The new church on Mennorode refers to that time.
NATURE CAMP SITES FOR DUTCH FOREST SERVICE, SCHOONOORD
State forest management wants a recognizable appearance for all of its campsites that contributes to the identity of the organization. FARO has been asked to design the campsite buildings and sanitary units. The reception building is dominated by a large expressive roof that can accommodate a fire place, a check-in machine and a table.
ALL VILLAGERS UNDER ONE SLATE ROOF, BADHOEVEDORP
A new social center for Badhoevedorp: the village hall is being rebuilt. FARO architects has further elaborated its winning competition design in consultation with users, managers and the Municipality into this definitive design that will be realized in 2015.
BASKET NEST BETWEEN THE MILLS, KINDERDIJK
‘Cradle to Cradle in the polder’
For a world heritage site, the story is just as important as the physical object itself; a good story for a monument suddenly makes a history lesson tangible and inspiring. The cradle legend brings an extra dimension to the sustainable cradle-to-cradle philosophy. ‘Cradle to Cradle in the polder’ weaves all kinds of points of view together; with attention for both material as well as immaterial heritage.
SUSTAINABLE PREFAB, PAKISTAN
Gerard Voordes, entrepreneur and owner of Muta Sport, is an enlightened employer; a utopian like those of the 19th century. He doesn’t only want to have a healthy profit-making business, he also wants his factory in Pakistan to provide better housing for his employees.
Residents Pieter Weijnen of FARO Architecten and Mark Hekkert of INarchitecten proposed with several other parents to the school and the city to create something. With a neighborhood party money was raised, IJmere, a developer sponsored the project and the city doubled the money.
PUMP SHED THE SLUFTER
FARO’s design is inspired by the immediate surroundings: raw industry and sludge piping. We also see the shed as a temple, as the old pumps once were. A temple with pillars made of old sludge pipes and a roof made of industrial concrete. The façade is made of translucent material that can face the tough exposure. This will allow day light to enter the building during the day and will the shed be a lighted beacon during the night.