De drukkerij

In Nijmegen, the Netherlands, EVA architecten has renovated a printing works from the 1930’s, with a new part around it, clearly showing what is old and what is new.

EVA architecten, De drukkerij, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2016
The project by EVA architecten is part of the Dutch Province of Jesuïets residential complex. The existing building was a printing works from the 1930’s, with its characteristic industrial identity well intact. It was purchased and designated to house all functions that should support the residence: restaurant, offices, archives and library. Besides, a restaurant for non-residents is realised.

 

Appraising the historical value of the printing works, it appeared that earlier enlargements had hardly any architectural, spatial or functional added value. Therefore they was removed. The first building phase plus one later enlargement remained. Subsequently, a new part have been built around it, clearly showing what is old and what is new. The ground floor is as transparent as possible to maximise the view of the park. The upper floor features anodised aluminium slats, the same material used for the frames in the residence. The closed parts have the effect of a printing plate, subtly referring to the past of the building as a printing works.

Img.11 EVA architecten, De drukkerij, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2016
Img.11 EVA architecten, De drukkerij, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2016

De drukkerij, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Program: mixed use
Archietect: EVA architecten
Facade:  Interdam
Structural engineer:  JVZ
Installations:  ABT
Interior design:  NEST
Project management: Cock van der Gaarden & ATB bouwontwikkeling
Landscape architect:  Kees Tolk
Visual art:  Marc Ruygrok
Area: 1,500 sqm
Completion: 2016

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