Weather and wind, ships, strong quays, locks, bridges and steel indus­try smoke. This is the con­text for the Pilotage Service’s new pilot oper­at­ing base. Inspired by this envi­ron­ment, a sus­tain­able and energy-​generating build­ing has been con­structed from sturdy, robust mate­ri­als. Its loca­tion so close to Tatas­teel was the inspi­ra­tion for using corten steel, a deter­min­ing fea­ture that encir­cles the first floor of the building.

This sec­tion is intended for the ‘remote’ team, pilots from other parts of the coun­try who need to be able to stay overnight for sev­eral con­sec­u­tive days. The ground floor is intended for the local duty team, await­ing arriv­ing or depart­ing ships. The ground floor also con­tains a work­shop, office space, nav­i­ga­tion servers and chang­ing rooms.

Mate­ri­als are recy­clable and low-​maintenance. For exam­ple, win­dow frames are from untreated Accoya. But the brick­work plinth is par­tic­u­larly spe­cial. This is built using stones that were pre­vi­ously used as bal­last in old sail­ing ships.

FARO Architecten Lisserbroek

land­goed de olmen­horst
lis­ser­weg 487d
2165 as lisserbroek

ves­tig­ing oost
oude kraan 72
6811 ll arnhem

+31 (0) 252 414777

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