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Cradle to cradle camping

"The exclusive design of the structures should become part of the identity of Staatsbosbeheer. The sustainable elements are integrated in the design and aren’t recognizable as such. The furniture has been designed together with the client and form an integral part of the design.", says FARO Architecten on Cradle to cradle camping.

By: FARO architecten

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Sanitary unit.

Project details

  • Project Name: Cradle to cradle camping
  • Location of Site: Schoonloo
  • Design Team: FARO Architecten with Buitenom and Trecodome
  • Project Type: Reception area and sanitary units for camping
  • Client: Staatsbosbeheer
  • Contractor/s: Geugies Bouwbedrijf; van Ursem
  • Built-up Area: 265 m2
  • Cost of Construction: € 400,000
  • Date of completion: August 2008

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Reception area.

Words from the architect

FARO designed a reception area and sanitary structures as a pilot for the renovation plans for the nature camp sites of Staatsbosbeheer. The structures are CO2 neutral and follow the cradle to cradle principle.

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Interior reception area.

FARO designed a reception/meeting structure, two private sanitary units and one collective sanitary unit for the redevelopment of nature camp site de Kijl in Schoonloo. This site is the pilot for the redevelopment of around 40 nature camp sites of Staatsbosbeheer based on seven principles: natural, functional, comfortable, serviceable, sustainable, recognizable and surprising. Goal is to obtain the Greenkey accreditation for the camp sites. This accreditation stimulates awareness for nature and the environment without loss of comfort and quality. With these six points in mind, FARO Architects designed the project together with Bureau Buitenom (concept and interior) and adviesbureau Trecodome (environmental advise). Together with Grontmij we ensured that the structures fitted in the natural surroundings.

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Curved wood.

Cladding mostly local and sustainable larch wood and tree trunks. Many of the additional building materials can be recycled, biological or technological

The exclusive design of the structures should become part of the identity of Staatsbosbeheer. The sustainable elements are integrated in the design and aren't recognizable as such. The furniture has been designed together with the client and form an integral part of the design. The sustainability of the structure is driven in large by the installations for the energy supply; particularly heating and warm water supply. It was also a goal to design a structure that can be recycled completely.

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Reception area.

Credits

  • Text: FARO Architecten
  • Photographs: Hans Peter Follmi

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