During the past few years the current RWS office in Wolfheze was renovated a number of times, each time adding extensions. The architectural and spatial qualities of this building lie mainly in the solid and substantial character of the exterior and a central patio surrounded by various evenly matched building structures.
The design for renovation and extension of the office aims to emphasize the qualities mentioned above.
This is attained by:
– Reinforcing the solid character of the outer façade while achieving a more open and transparent interior. The main structure of the building (the supporting brickwork walls and a building structure of 1,20 by 1,20m) is made to emphasize both the organisational and spatial units of the building;
– Introducing an elevated passageway in the extension that results in a structural connection of all the building units as well as a functional connection of various parts of the organisation.