Het Anker in Netherlands; A Community Center with a Lush Green Roof

Now, that’s what we call a winner. When Zwolle, a municipality in The Netherlands invited four design firms to submit their proposals for a new community center, MoederscheimMoonen Architects came up with some thing unique. The plan they made for Het Anker, a green roofed community center, indeed stood out from the rest. The architects thus were awarded the first prize for their plan.

The 3,000 square meter building is topped with a lush green roof, aiming to take sustainability to a whole new level that the entire community can enjoy.

MoederscheimMoonen Architects will work with the officials of Zwolle municipality and finalize the plans over the coming few months.

In the mean time, this program is believed to accommodate a multi-space sports hall for engaging in various sporting activities, along with a community center and educational facilities.

Not only does the green roof allow the new facility blend in with the surrounding landscape and capture the rainwater that runs off, it also reduces the center’s electricity load as it would provide very good insulation.

Once the plan is finalized, the construction is expected to kickoff in 2014.


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