Together with Ballast Nedam and Royal HaskoningDHV, ZJA is the proud winner of the BNA Dutch Best Building of the year award 2016 with the underground parking garage Kustwerk Katwijk. Not only did the jury select the parking garage as a winner, but also the public voted for the parking garage as their favourite. Hanneke Groenteman, Jury Chairman, stated: "The parking garage is groundbreaking because it is not just an excellent building, but also shows how in the future the Netherlands will have to deal with establishing our coastline."
Commissioned by the city of Katwijk, Royal HaskoningDHV drafted the architectural design of the parking garage and translated this into a thorough master plan. Based on this master plan, Ballast Nedam and ZJA drafted the integral design (architectural, functional, structural and building services) for the realization of the parking garage. Special attention was given to the integration and materialisation of the entrances in the dune landscape, as one of the main principles of the architectural masterplan and the public domain, which was designed by OKRA Landscape Architects.
Photograph: Raoul Suermondt