Kruiskade 6, 3012EH, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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2008, Maastricht
Asked to build a recycling centre we proposed Superuse strategy: Nomen est Omen. The distribution section of the building is made from discarded shipping containers. Second hand goods are reconditioned in workshops and sold in the shopping area next door. Customers deliver goods into a drive-in lobby. The building looks like an enormous display window made out of reclaimed window-frames. The roof harvests sustainable energy and water is stored in a discarded windmill blade, placed upright as a prominent landmark.