The Noorderparker Bar in The Netherlands

View all 23 Photos

With the combination of around one hundred people and small traders off of Marketplaats.nl, a Dutch eBay type site, came the completion of a remarkable tiny coffee bar in the Netherlands. Through their effort to buy the material second hand from the site, Bureau SLA and Overtreders W constructed the Noorderparkar. Even through the financial dilemma in the Dutch construction industry, the architects played many roles as the traders, fund-raisers, initiators and builders for the project resulting in their completion of a stunning example of contemporary architecture. After purchasing a second hand lorry, some hospital units, 2 toilets, white and green ceramic tiles, a few thousand meters of wood, 42 windows and many more random objects came together the beauty that is this eclectically created bar. The final result is three stripped down units as its skeleton that was originally made for a temporary hospital. Two units are stacked on top of one another to frame the terrace while the other one has new facades made of windows and a roof made of skylights. At night, the whole pavilion has large wooden shutters to close it up in order to keep away anyone from vandalizing it.  The shutters were charred, an ancient Japanese technique called shou sugi ban, to make the wood more durable. The use of all these distinct materials produced a wonderful meeting place for residents to enjoy the treats of this quaint little shop.

Via – Images by Jeroen Musch & Shinji Otani

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • The Yays – Crane Apartment

    Sleeping in an industrial crane while visiting Amsterdam. Dutch company Yays is a new travel…

  • Babylonstoren

    An unforgettable hotel experience. In recent years, more and more tourists have started focusing on…

  • Michelberger Hotel, Berlin

    A hotel that feels like home. Berlin is filled with cool things to discover, but…

  • Panorama Glass Lodge

    Admiring the Northern Lights while lounging in bed. Built in a remote area in western…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(54233)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(6178)
}
            
  • PH House

    A tastefully restored villa with a design-rich history. After a devastating fire almost destroyed this…

  • Trout Lake House

    A modern artist retreat inspired by agricultural buildings. Owned by an artist couple, Trout Lake…

  • Casa Hualle

    A dark, modern house built in the Chilean countryside. Standing tall in a gorgeous natural…

  • CCC House

    A modern extension that complements a traditional house. Located close to the center of Caniço,…

  • ILL House By INT2 Architecture

    A contemporary wooden house strongly linked to nature. Located in the middle of a woodland,…

  • Villa Sandmeier

    A contemporary house inspired by Japanese pavilions. Built in Veyrier, Switzerland, in a rural area…

  • Sonoma Wine Country Residence

    A modern home deeply connected to nature. Even before stepping inside the Sonoma Wine Country…

  • House In Serralves

    Brutalist simplicity. Portuguese architect João Vieira de Campos designed House in Serralves with a spartan…

  • L’Accostée House

    A contemporary house nestled into a natural landscape. Located on the shores of Lac St-François…

  • Albino Ortega House

    An oasis-like living space. Admiring it from the road, the Albino Ortega House looks striking…

  • Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer

    A sophisticated and thoughtful design. Built in a pristine area on the island of Formentera,…

  • A.G. House

    Living the dream of living in the Alps. When it comes to gorgeous house locations,…

Close Cart