The population of Almere (Holland) has a flock of 80 sheep, which play an important role in weed control of that area. For this the objective, in order to maintain this population ovine, they decided to construct this stable on the outskirts of this site. 70F Architects carried out the construction using pine wood, some cedar cladding and some light weight curved metal structures. The shape of the stable is curved like a cylinder tube and has entrances strategically placed to capture the natural light of the day, in the lower part there are also windows so that the employee has visibility of the interior from the exterior. With this form a flow of natural air has been created in the interior of the building that is renewed through two slits at the bottom of each end of the building. Furthermore, this barn was designed for entertaining schools and colleges of the area and allowing a direct approach of the children to the animals. The design includes space for the pastor, office and bedroom, and for a person who sleeps in the office inside the building when the situation warrants.
Photographer: Luuk Kramer. www.luukkramer.nl