MUAC Eurocontrole

MUAC Eurocontrole

Architect
Coenen Sättele Architecten
Location
Netherlands
Project Year
2015
Category
Restaurants

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Arthur Bagen

MUAC Eurocontrole

Coenen Sättele Architecten as Architects

The Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) is an international non-profit air navigation service provider, operated by EUROCONTROL on behalf of four States – Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The building is situated next to the Maastricht Aachen airport in Beek , the Netherlands. The organization is in operation 24 h / 7d a week. In addition to the existing building , the new three story high R-building accommodates all the leisure facilities for the employees of Eurocontrol . The building has a gross floorplan of 4230 m2 , exclusive the basement, contains a restaurant with seating for 220 people , a kitchen , a gym that also can be used as a general purpose room , 2 VIP rooms , a recreation area, an internet aria, a library- music- and fitness room a bar-and lounge area and 12 dormitories. The R- building is connected to the existing building structure over 3 corridors into 3 levels. The main design theme was to create an inviting, comfortable and colorful interior . We introduced a color bar code in the flooring of the corridors as a visual binding factor for all the rooms and functions , to give the building a vibrant spirit. Natural materials like wood and natural stone , are used allover to create a pleasant atmosphere. The elegant curved lines of the custom made furniture and ceiling structure in the restaurant create special, intimate , spots in the restaurant area that is surrounded by floor to ceiling glass walls. Through big skylights a lot of daylight enters the building . In the bar and lounge area on the first floor the daylight this is filtered by an wooden vertical strip ceiling to create an intimate feeling , whereas through the skylight above the central corridor on the second floor the daylight that is coming in, gives an pleasant airy feel. The color pattern of the floor of the corridor is here projected on the doors of the dormitories as an individual reference to the color code theme. Our assignment was to design and elaborate the interior-layout including the custom made furniture and lighting concept ; make proposals for the materialization of the floors, walls and ceilings and advise the client regarding the regular furniture.

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