Remarkable aspects of building DC New Logic III by Rhenus Logistics include the vastness, the round shapes and the large amount of glass for this type of building. Architect Hung Tran of Habeon Architecten is responsible for this imaginative design of NewLogic III and was inspired by the location by the motorway.
This logistics centre is extremely sustainable in the broadest sense of the word, assures Tran. “Not only in its use of materials and energy, but also because it offers a pleasant working environment and can be divided flexibly. And that’s necessary, because developments in the logistics sector are moving fast, and if we want these buildings to remain in place for a long time, we need to design them intelligently. The client also explicitly demanded a distribution centre for the future.”
By creating the 290-metre-long south façade alongside the motorway as an elliptical volume from which a spherical shape is cut out, a dynamic image is created that is unique to a logistics building. It conjures up associations with curved buildings such as the shopping center The Wall (architect VVKH) and the Cockpit, an automotive showroom, in the Acoustic Barrier project alongside the motorway (Kas Oosterhuis/ONL).