The Kraanspoor is a light-weight straightforward place of business of three stories based over a solid craneway on the grounds of the previous NDSM (Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij) shipyard, a relic of Amsterdam’s transportation industry. This mechanical landmark, worked in 1952, has a length of 270 meters, a tallness of 13,5 meters and a width of 8,7 meters. A road length and width. The new development on top is the equivalent 270 meters in length, with a width of 13,8 meters, emphasizes the length of Kraanspoor and the marvelous broad perspective on the waterway IJ. Completely regarding its establishment, the structure is lifted by thin steel segments 3 meters over the crane way, seeming to skim over the amazing solid giant.
The test of the structure for OTH was to use the most extreme suitable heap of the current craneway. The solid craneway works as an establishment, and conveys the greatest conceivable load of a three story working, with a lopsided shade on the water-side; this is because of the heavier burden excepting capacity for the previous rotating cranes that cantilevered to this side. The light-weight working of steel development made the light-weight floors vital. By utilizing an empty Infra+ floor framework, the funneling and wiring are concealed in the floor considering a greatest clear stature.
The glass building is clear and basic in plan. The recently fabricated development is described by its straightforward twofold skin atmosphere façade of glass: the external layer of moveable engine driven glass louvers show up as trim work around the structure, the inward façade is of pivoted timber windows with a full range from office floor to roof. This atmosphere façade permits regular ventilation of the workplaces and goes about as a support against heat in the mid year and cold in the winter. The solid Infra+ underfloor of just 70mm takes into consideration solid center movement. The water from the IJ stream is siphoned up and utilized for warming just as cooling by means of a water siphon.
The prior offices have been used in the structure’s new capacity. The previous four old stairwells despite everything stay as access to the structure and are predicted with scene lifts and new stairs. The two passages/catwalks nearby the solid craneway work as emergency exit courses. In the core of the first solid structure, underneath the new structure, is broad chronicle/extra room.
Along the shores of the IJ waterway in Amsterdam North, through the relinquished scene of the left shipyard setting of previous NDSM. There are still stays, even wonderful nearness, right now Amsterdam’s transportation industry past as my bike stops. In the water stands an amazing mammoth, a solid craneway 270 meters in length, 13.5 m. high and 8.5 meters wide. A road length and width. On top two unmoving lifting cranes. “Kraanspoor” (interpretation: craneway). Nothing is moving. Grass develops between the rails and the solid skin shows greenery. 270 meters of solid quietness. I see the battered void scene vanish into the water. From a separation, the remaining parts of a shipbuilding legacy: a massive corridor, workshops, a great slipway. Over the water emerge the pinnacle towers of old downtown area Amsterdam.
The engineers alter their position and assemble the quality structure that we planned. A mysterious volume of three stories, drifting/lose over the current craneway, the equivalent 270 meters long and 12.6 meters wide. Provided with a moveable glass louver-façade. The structure remains in the water, hangs above it, shows itself as straightforward and is that completely.. with a perspective on the biggest conduit of Amsterdam.
Presently that Kraanspoor is being safeguarded as modern legacy and has another capacity, I have another fantasy: a contiguous urban arrangement wherein the as yet remaining corridors and slipways, generation structures and workshops are joined and get another capacity.