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Reconstruction of the Provincial Administration of Flevoland / NL

When the Provincial Administration building of Flevoland in Lelystad, which was first constructed in the eighties, was to be expanded with an additional wing, the architects Oever, Zaaijer & Partners from Amsterdam surprised the municipality with an unexpected concept. Instead of building an additional, completely new wing the architects suggested a consolidated, energetic optimization and qualitative reconstruction of the building’s existing volume. The planners recommended an accumulation and merging of the three oldest parts of the building into one. Today the sophisticated design of an ArGeTon facade connects the individual buildings, creating a new identity and adding a key contribution to the redesign of the building. The modern, better insulated building shell which is partially covered with soil sensors and photovoltaics reduces energy consumption.

 

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Taken on August 18, 2009