The 2 animal shelters in Amsterdam have been amalgamated and the new building is the largest in the Netherlands. The site is located on the outskirts of the city to the edge of a stream.
Usually the designs of these facilities consist of corridors straight, separate compartments and an outside patio. This pattern often reminiscent of a prison.
For this center, the service corridor and compartments converge, creating a long, thin building. This animal shelter doubles as a ribbon along a waterway that surrounds the site. Large spaces have been created within the animals.
The building turns inward with the intention of reducing the annoying sounds coming from nearby. At the top of the building.