2017 - 2021
2017 - 2021
The monumental lock complex at Eefde is getting a second lock chamber. Bureau B+B is designing the control building and making the landscape plan. The lock at Eefde connects the IJssel with the Twente Canal. To increase accessibility and give Twente an economic boost, a second lock chamber is being built. The DBFM contract for this has been awarded to the Lock to Twente consortium, consisting of TBI PPP (expertise and capital), Mobilis|TBI (civil engineering) and croonwolter&dros (electrical engineering). Bureau B+B is involved in the project as a designer.
The old lift towers, the current lock and the pumping station date from 1933 and are state monuments. The current control 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 lock control building that will support the monumental character of the lock complex.
The new control building also provides improvements in terms of sustainability and working conditions for lock staff. Solar panels will be integrated into the design so that they do not contrast with the national monuments. Sheet piling and mooring posts removed during the expansion of the lock complex will be reused in the building and the design of the outdoor space.
The building will be completely energy-neutral through the smart application of solar panels.