Thursday May 2nd, assembly of the steel structure of Building D commenced on the cepezed grounds between the Ezelsveldlaan and Nieuwelaan in Delft. Within an hour, the construction already topped out and by now, serious progress has already been made. The stability structure has largely been positioned and of two storeys, the wooden floor sections have already been placed within the steel framework.
Formerly, the location of the new construction was occupied by the only non-monumental building of the complex with historic buildings, that was previously used by, among others, the Technology Museum and the Department of Mechanical and Maritime Engineering of the Delft Technical University. The new building will be multi-tenant and is especially intended for companies in the creative sector. The project is a private development of cepezed and of course also designed by the office. This according to cepezed’s typical method focused on flexible and modular construction with a minimum of materials and prefabricated parts. The building has a systematic, rational and optimally uncomplicated design and is composed of a steel construction, wooden roof and floor elements and a curtain wall. The dry assembly of these prefab components makes that according to planning, the basic structure will already be completed in August. In addition, the building can easily be demounted in the future. After that, it can be reassembled at another location, but the parts can also easily be reused for other purposes or recycled.
With Building D, cepezed will soon have a prototype of its architecture available on its own property; a striking example of the way of thinking, designing and building that renders the office’s signature so distinctive.