New industrial building, recycling company
In 2013 a new building for Rijsouw metal recycling was realized in Gemert, the Netherlands. Due to lack of space, IHC architects has designed an industrial building to meet the new requirements. The construction of the new building was completed at the end of 2013. The business premises are located at Wolfsveld 2, the new industrial area of Gemert.
The industrial building is strict but beautifully designed. The project asked for a clear concept. The restrictions imposed on color use and volume variations were used to add only one architectural accent to the rectangular volume.
The office area materialized with white stucco is located at the front of the building. This provides ample visibility through the transparent corner opening in the facade. A striking accent in the facade is the glass facade that frames the office. The awning also provides a representative image in addition to sun protection. To give the office part more attention, the business area is gloomy.
Due to the heavy forklift traffic, an extra high concrete plinth has been chosen which also serves as protection against the splashing dirt and sand. Large roof lights ensure sufficient daylight in the hall.
IHC architects has been closely involved in this project from design to creating construction documents. Various variants were presented to the client during the design phase. IHC architects provided the building plans and EPC calculation for the application for the environmental permit. Together with contractor Valeres Industriebouw B.V. the construction drawings were made. During the implementation, IHC architects supervised the construction.