Lock Eefde


The monumental lock complex in Eefde will be extended with a second chamber. Bureau B+B is working on the designs for the technical building and the landscape plan.

The lock in Eefde connects the river IJssel with the Twente Canal. To improve accessibility of the region Twente and boost the economy, a second lock chamber will be built. The design, build, finance and maintain-contract was commissioned to the consortium Lock to Twente, consisting of TBI PPP, Mobilis|TBI en croonwolter&dros. Bureau B+B is responsible for the designs.

Monumental ensemble
The old lift towers, the lock chamber and the pumping station date from 1933 and are state monuments. The technical building from 1990 differs substantially from the monumental ensemble in shape, position and material. It therefore has a negative influence on the whole complex. In addition, the current building does not meet the demands of future use. The project team seizes this opportunity to build a new technical building that will support the monumental character of the lock complex.

The new technical building will also improve sustainability and the working conditions of the lock operators. The building will be totally energy-neutral, thanks to smart implementation of solar panels. The panels are integrated into the design in such a manner that they do not contrast with the state monuments. Sheet piles and mooring posts that are removed during the extension of the lock, will be reused in the building and in outdoor furniture.

  • Location: Kapperallee, Eefde, Nederland
  • Client: Rijkswaterstaat
  • Partners: TBI PPP, Mobilis|TBI, croonwolter&dros