Sheep stable Almere

Almere / Netherlands / 2007

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Sheep stable Almere (eng - ita) ENG - The city of Almere has a sheep population of about 80 sheep. The sheep are mobilized to keep the powerful weed “acanthus” or “bears-breech” that grows in the “vroege vogel” - forest and “kromsloot” - park in Almere under control. To centralize and house this population, a sheep stable was needed. The stable is designed with an a-symmetrical homogeneous cross-section. The part of the building where the sheep reside is relatively low; the high part is situated above the (public) pathway and the hay storage section, making it possible to store a maximum amount of hay. This shape also creates a natural flow for the air inside the building, which is refreshed by two slits at the foot of each long side of the building. The detailing of the corner of the building, where the long façade ends and the gable starts, is extremely important for the overall experience of the architecture of this building. It emphasises the cross sectional shape of the building, and finishes the long façade of the building, which starts as a façade and slowly becomes roof. The construction (pine) and cladding (Western Red Cedar) are made of wood. Only the curved girders are made of steel. This was done to emphasise the tube-like shape of the interior, which would have been less strong using twice as high wooden girders. The tube has three strategically placed daylight openings, of which one is close to the floor level, so people can look inside even when the building is closed. All vertical walls in the stable and office are clad with beech plywood. The stable is designed to make it possible for the public or school classes to visit the building and experience the keeping of sheep up close. At one end of the building, on the second floor, a room for the shepherd and a small office is realised. There are sleeping facilities for the shepherd, who has to stay over night in case any sheep are lambing. Work in and around the stable will be done by, amongst others, people who live with a mental social or psychiatric disability, supervised by the shepherd. Apart from the public function, the Muslim community will be able to buy the lambs they need for yearly ritual purposes. ITA - Un edificio interamente costruito in legno di faggio, che si distingue per una singolare forma bombata. L’amministrazione locale ha commissionato la progettazione di una stalla per gli ottanta ovini che abitano la città, al fine di tutelare la tradizionale attività economica della zona e di creare un luogo in grado di accogliere i preziosi animali che ripuliscono il terreno dalle piante di acanto spinoso. Gli architetti olandesi di 70F architecture hanno progettato una struttura che presenta in sezione trasversale una omogenea asimmetria. La parte più bassa è quella che ospita gli ovini; la porzione più alta è invece destinata allo stoccaggio del fieno. Il piano superiore ospita una stanza destinata al custode che, in caso di necessità, può trattenersi anche durante la notte. La forma bombata facilita, insieme a due aperture immaginate nella parte bassa di ciascuna delle due facciate longitudinali, la ventilazione naturale all’interno. Sia la struttura che il rivestimento sono stati realizzati in legno. Gli unici elementi in acciaio sono le travi curve. Una scelta finalizzata ad accentuare la forma tubolare dello spazio interno che sarebbe stata diversamente meno visibile. Il tubo presenta tre aperture strategiche, delle quali una in corrispondenza del pian terreno in modo da poter osservare lo spazio all’interno anche quando la stalla è chiusa.
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    Sheep stable Almere (eng - ita) ENG - The city of Almere has a sheep population of about 80 sheep. The sheep are mobilized to keep the powerful weed “acanthus” or “bears-breech” that grows in the “vroege vogel” - forest and “kromsloot” - park in Almere under control. To centralize and house this population, a sheep stable was needed. The stable is designed with an a-symmetrical homogeneous cross-section. The part of the building where the sheep reside is relatively low; the high part is...

    Project details
    • Year 2007
    • Work started in 2006
    • Work finished in 2007
    • Client municipality of almere
    • Cost 300.000
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Factories
    • Websitehttp://www.70F.com
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