Avonturenhuis

Accommodation for scouts, youth, and disabled children in the middle of nature.

Client: International Scout and Guide center Scouting Estate Zeewolde
Status: Expected opening September 2021

The Adventure house will offer accommodation to scouts, youth, and disabled children in the middle of a nature area with forest, lakes, and wetlands.

“The design of The Adventure House invites users to the optimal experience of nature.”

The buildings concept is determined by a large curving roof to cover several functional building parts. Below that a space with a special quality: large, open, and on all sides embraced by nature.

All sustainable measures will have a visual component for educational purposes.

The areas between these parts are used for dining and group activities and are positioned to maximize views towards the other areas and the neighbouring landscape. The dome shaped roof en circulair form result in a compact façade surface and enabling a highly accessible building with all functions located at ground level.

The building will be green with a focus on sixteen different sustainability measures, ranging from highly efficient solar panels to green and extended roofs at the southside to prevent heat stress. All sustainable measures will have a visual component for educational purposes.

Our goal has been to design a building that is self explanatory when it comes tot the symbiotic relation between scouting organisations and the beautiful Dutch landscape.

Facts

Project name: Adventurehouse; accomodation building Scouting Estate Zeewolde
Location: Zeewolde, Flevopolder [the Netherlands]
Program: Accomodation building for scouts and kids
Site area: 8.000m2
Building area: 1.600m2

Credits

Design team: Tom van Odijk, David Baars, Panagiotis Seltsiotis
Collaboration: Paul Geurts [MOST Architecture]
Project management: Wijdland Trading
Visualization: MOST Architecture & TOMDAVID