Multifaceted membrane emerges in Dutch rural landscape

The light, translucent skin designed by Denkkamer transforms a utility space into a new icon in Gemert's rural landscape.

A silent, white, zigzagging facade stands in the suburban landscape of Gemert, Holland. The unique envelope was designed by Denkkamer for a very specific need: it is part of a compost drying plant and its purpose is not to spread in the surrounding environment the bad smell that is generated by the biological process.

The space for loading and unloading the materials is wrapped in a light and translucent membrane, supported by a slender metal structure to create a closed but luminous environment, in contrast to the concrete galleries where the drying takes place.

The shape of the facade serves to reduce its volumetric impact, creating soft plays of light and shadow that create a curtain effect.

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