/safari - entrance and bar

Safari, a multifunctional building of public utilities designed by AGS Architekten & Planners, is situated in the center of Maarssenbroek. The building consists of a library, dance studio, physiotherapy practice, catering bar, swimming pool, sports hall and youth centre.
This new heart for the community of Maarssenbroek provides a long expected impulse to virtually all their leisure activities.

I was asked to design the interior of the main hall and the youth centre. Featuring three catering bars, a swimming pool reception area, a terrace, a furniture plan with specials, route signing and - extending the design assignment - an acoustic improvement plan for the entrance.
A number of interior aspects already designed by AGS were included in the design. Most prominent example is the color green wich has been used as the main accent color for exterior and interior.

"We, the ladies of the reception M.F.A. Safari Bisonspoor in Maarssen, are very satisfied with the improved acoustics in the hall! Not only we, but also the visitors praised the improvements. The visitors indicate that they feel much more at ease and as a result they hang around longer to enjoy the catering section. The details of the decoration and the combination of colors and the walls of the cornfields are a pleasure to watch."

Marijke van Mechgelen
Reception Sportfondsen Stichtse Vecht

Client: Gemeente Stichtse Vecht - Sportfondsen
Design management: LOVT, Aletta Boer
Project management: Convisie, Kees Lamberts
Architect: AGS architects, Mark Feron
Acoustics: Nordic Silence, Bram Roose

Photography: Ellen Swaan a.o.