Blok Mechanische industrie BV, Velsen Noord
Lokhorst BV, Beverwijk
Commencement | Completion
2000 – 2002
office and industry 3.500 m2
The Hoogoven site is a place where engineering works have been built among many existing and new buildings. The Factory BMI building has a prominent main form, situated along the route to the entry of the Hoogoven site. The volume and material of the building are restrained, and have a simple expression in contrast to the great variety of forms of the surroundings. From the dark brick volume of the office, a plinth connects the steel factory hall. The facade of this hall is only opened at select locations where entries are necessary, the factory doors, and the sides next to the raised crane lanes, are translucent; through which daylight penetrates far into the factory itself. The interior of the offices are light and detailed with wood to give a natural tone.