A pavilion made of timber and glass built on a camping site near Amsterdam.
The new pavilion is a meeting place for the locals and travelers in the area, where people can relax and drink coffee. The rectangular plan of the pavilion is twisted to turn the interior towards the views of the typical Dutch water and dike. A set of repeating timber portals defines the character of the interior space and is largely covered with glass to open the interior to the surroundings. The roof functions as sun protection in the summer while allowing sunlight in the winter for passive heating. In between the columns of the timber portals, a playful composition of shelves gives the owners the opportunity to personalize the interior. With a collection of personal objects, plants and local products the owners created a warm and informal atmosphere.
The pavilion is built next to a decayed farm house that used to be the central meeting place for the locals. The farm house was demolished and only the old brick facades were kept, as a memory of the history of the site. The brick walls now function as a perimeter that defines an outdoor gathering space. Within the ruin, a structure of timber portals supports a roof for shelter. The opaque polycarbonate roof panels allow diffuse daylight to enter the sheltered outdoor space.