Military Style – Kromhout Barracks, Nederlands.
On the outskirts of Utrecht, on the former site of Fort ‘t Vossegat, part of the New Dutch Waterline defences, the Kromhout barracks is a new military station for 150 staff members, with sports facilities, a health centre, restaurant and underground parking.
The PPP project was contracted out to the Komfort consortium which thereby assumed responsibility for the design, building, financing, maintenance and operation of the complex for a period of 25 years.
Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten took care of the details in this project, including a set of red Saturnia Lamps, designed by Oskar Cerezo and installed in social areas, bringing color and movement to a sober building.
Photographies by: Jannes Linders
About Oskar Cerezo
Born in Switzerland (1968), and raised in the Spanish Basque Country Oskar studied in Vitoria (Interior Architecture) and Madrid (Industrial Design); he has lived in Berlin since 1995. He enjoys moving around, seeing new things and isn’t afraid of taking chances… His curiosity and taste for the new, and his passion for light is instrumental to his own life and has led him to experiment with light and objects. He began by interpreting classic design in lights until he found his own personal style based on his knowledge of these classics reinterpreted with his modern yet simplistic vision.