Accoya has been selected as the ideal façade material for the Marine Base Amsterdam Building.
Architects Bureau SLA were tasked with presenting a design accommodating new uses within the building. Plus, the Marine Base had to be renovated in time to host the Dutch Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2016.
Located in the heart of the city, the design consists of a new layout, new services and new facades. The facades consist of large 3.5 x 3.5 meter triple glazed windows set into deep window bays. Due to its structural integrity and sustainable properties, Accoya was used for the main windows. The pattern of the wood appears random at first glance, however, they represent an interpretation of all the European communities national flags.
Images provided by photographer Milad Pallesh.