NATURE CAMP SITES FOR THE 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. The reception building’s aim is to give the people at the campsite an easy opportunity to meet each other: chatting, drinking and exchanging stories together around a campfire instead of private barbecues. The sanitary building is a more closed small building that was build using a sustainable energy concept.
The key of this sustainable energy concept is in the heating systems and warm tap water systems. Both buildings are completely recyclable and are designed according to the requirements of the GreenKey accreditation. FARO designed the energy concept and chose the materials and furniture together with Trecodome and Bureau Buitenom. The sustainable elements are fully integrated into the design and are not recognizable as such. The furniture has been designed especially for this project and is also integrated in the building design. The main building material is larch, harvested from the National Forest Service’s own woods.