PILOTS FOR SUSTAINABLE PILOTING, IJMUIDEN
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.