On 13th of november 2006 the demolishing of the water purifying plant on the ‘Zeeburgereiland‘, in ‘het IJ‘, near Amsterdam, started. The only thing remaining were 3 silo’s and 2 pumping stations.One of the silo’s will be redeveloped as a exhibition space, where the development of this area from 1957 will be displayed. The original shape of the building is, as much as possible, maintained.
The roof is the main element in the entry of daylight in the building. Using the ‘Program of Demands‘, a flowschedule and a lightsurvey, the best disposition of the rooms have been determined. After the design had been completed, the technical part
of the building has been computed. The construction of the floors and the roof have been examined. Some calculations have also been made to confirm the exact dimensions of the special glassed roof. This roof is constructed as a wheel of a bicycle which is fixed horizontally. This makes the roof very slim and transparent.The report contains all the choices and the motivations which made the plan the way it is. This report, together with the technical drawings and a scale model forms the endresult of the graduation proces.