Electric Boat HouseEdit profile
rotterdam-based groosman partners have recently completed 'botenhuis', a boat house which may charge electric boats in freisland, the netherlands. the industrial building contains a warehouse with machinery to store and rehabilitate vessels, an office and exhibition space which allows objects to be displayed by floating on the water's surface. each programmatic area has a defined external appearance and character based upon its function. a black volume with an angled roofline hovers above the transparent base for exhibitions.
facing south, the roof is covered with 72 solar panels over an area of 91 square meters. the PV cells provide 11,072 kWh per year generating enough energy to fuel 1,385 boats per year. rainwater runoff is also collected in a tank for use in the toilets and washing the watercrafts. the structure's temperature is regulated with an earth mouth heating pump. construction materials have been used in their most natural form as much as possible, without paint finishes to exude its natural beauty.