Mulder schoenen

Alkmaar (NL)

The building dominates the street scene as a corner building. The traditional shape and execution in brick give the building a look that fits in with the context of the old city center. Gutter and ridge heights and the traditional hood shape respond to the immediate environment. The construction with a plinth, intermediate layer and cap is classic.

By incorporating the mezzanine floor (for the warehouse) in the plinth, a prominent lower façade could be created that is proportional to the scale and location of the building. A classic solution that has already been applied for many hundreds of years in city centers and has been designed here in a modern way.

The plinth is erected in upright brickwork of long-formed, dark vowels that are richly nuanced by the baking process. The façade filling consists of slender profiled metal facades with two overhead frames such as name carriers and LED screens. Where stained glass used to shape the look of the store, here it is translated into LED screens - glass in LED -. In the living layers, the brickwork is continued in a wild context, with roll layers above the windows.
(Source: KDRA Architecten)


Architect:           KDRA Architecten
Photos:              KDRA Architecten
Supplier:            Hagemeister GmbH & Co. KG