BETA was charged with designing a utilitarian structure on one of the few remaining plots on the NDSM heritage site. It is used for storage, seasonal maintenance and the construction of new yachts. In addition the building offers office space and is occasionally in use for location theatre and other cultural events at the NDSM shipyard. The challenge was to find a suitable architectural language which would do justice to brief and context whilst fitting in a competitive budget.
Inspired by the adjacent NDSM shipbuilding warehouse, a similar structural logic was applied. The primary structure consists of a crane gantry, upon and around which a secondary lightweight structure is placed, defining the span of the building.