Sustainable and multifunctional building where nature is literally brought right in through the front door. A diverse mix of amenities and occupants is seamlessly integrated in a smart floor plan that encourages visitors to explore various routes through and around the building. With the demountable wooden structure and the use of bio-based and recycled materials, the building fulfills its promise to be a green icon for the city of Bergen op Zoom.
client for the ‘natuurpodium’, project leader at the Municipality of Bergen op Zoom
"The building exceeded my expectations in every respect and, more importantly, it is a great success: both from a commercial and educational standpoint. A quintessential example of an effective public-private partnership. Magnificent!"
client for the hostel, head of NJHC real estate (Stayokay)
"Maarten and Sander are committed architects always striving for an optimal realization of their designs. A perfect example of this is the Stayokay hostel in Bergen op Zoom that, after a delay, finally got the viewing tower it deserves!"
alderman (wethouder) for the Municipality of Bergen op Zoom
"When Maarten first showed up at my office to present the initial plans I was sold on them immediately. P·A demonstrates exceptional passion, enthusiasm and professional expertise! This facility has made the city’s ambition to be greener and more sustainable truly tangible."
Stayokay / NJHC Beheer, Gemeente Bergen op Zoom
Boslustweg, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Bouwbedrijf Boot, Breda / Van Laarhoven Sloopwerken, Dongen / Van Eijk interieurbouw, Nieuw-Lekkerland
EMMERIK garden design and research, Daily Milk, Kimmo de Reuver
IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Adviesbureau VanderWeele
architect, interior architect for Stayokay Hostel (in collaboration with Helge Doctors van Leeuwen), landscape architect (in collaboration with EMMERIK), interior exhibition designer (in collaboration with Kimmo de Reuver), project management & construction management
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