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Hembrug

collection of buildings through the years

The Hembrug site is unique for the Netherlands, where the Ministry of Defence took care of the production and storage of ammunition for almost 100 years. This has led to an “industrial landscape”. Now the Hembrug area is being transformed into a mixed living and working area, where the qualities of the industrial landscape are the guiding principle. GROUP A is working on the redevelopment 62 existing buildings, which vary from small – 7 sqm – to large – 4,000 sqm. GROUP A is doing this in collaboration with ABC, LIFE MAKES SENS, Fakton Capital, MOOI lost op, Stadkwadraat, marco.broekman, VenhoevenCS, and the municipality of Zaanstad.

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The concept is based on the reallocation of a variety of buildings. So not only the gems – the national monuments – but also the idiosyncratic buildings from the 1970s are given a second life. In this way a special sample is created, with architecture throughout the years.

The urban development plan – by marco.broekman – offers space for a total of 180,000 sqm of program, with approximately 1000 homes, creative industry, schools, co-working, art & culture, offices and catering. By preserving the important historical buildings and landscape structures, the unique character of Hembrug will be preserved and strengthened.

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Client

ABCnova

Assignment

Transformation and new build

Location

Hembrug, Zaandam

Area

180,000 sqm

Function

Residence, creative industry, offices, leisure and retail

Start design

January 2018

In collaboration with

LIFE MAKES SENS, Fakton Capital, MOOI lost op, Stadkwadraat, marco.broekman, VenhoevenCS, en de gemeente Zaanstad
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The makers of this project

Maarten van Bremen
Maarten van Bremen
maarten@groupa.nl

Architect | Partner

Adam Visser
Adam Visser
adam@groupa.nl

Architect | Partner

Folkert van Hagen
Folkert van Hagen
folkert@groupa.nl

Architect | Partner

Maarten Lever
Maarten Lever
maartenlever@groupa.nl

Architect | Projectleader

Pia Fischer
Pia Fischer
pia@groupa.nl

Architect | Projectleader

Diederik Erkel
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Pietro Giromini
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Xander van Dijk
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Hidde van de Rhee
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Tianyi Xue
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Karho Yeung
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Ye Hu
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