SANITARY PAVILIONS INTERNATIONAL SCOUT CENTRE ZEEWOLDE
Completed januari 2017
Paul Geurts, Tom van Odijk (TomDavid), David Baars (TomDavid), Valeria Felix
In collaboration with TomDavid architecten
The project briefing as part of the comprehensive masterplan demanded two sanitary pavilions on the International Scout Centre Zeewolde. The estate is located on the banks of a lake. The structures needed to be self-supporting, not dominate their surroundings, be eco-friendly and service both scouts and campers.
The two sanitary pavilions are the first built permanent structures of the International Scout Centre Zeewolde. They function as the scout centre’s outposts and service those staying at the nearby camping ground.
The foundation of the design is the winning idea of scout Jesse Koelman. A structure that blends effortlessly into its surroundings due to rounded outlines and wooden cladding. The pavilions also function as meeting places.
MOST Architecture + TomDavid elaborated on Koelman’s concept. Thanks to the half-open outer-wall those inside the facilities will stay in touch with the outside elements. The façade is made of larch laths that have been spaced three centimetres apart. Air, daylight and sounds can all flow into the pavilions unobstructed. The skylights offer more daylight – and a view of the stars on clear nights.