This modern expansion of an old railway station by Zecc in cooperation with Jeroen van Zwetselaar is a beautiful juxtaposition of old and new. The older brick walls provide a reminder to what was but the open spaces allow for what is, sorry if that sounded too deep. The large boat shaped beams in the upper level ad a massive design element that plays into the conversation of juxtaposition.
“On two sides an extension is achieved with hard lines and large glass surfaces, which focuses on the surrounding greenery. The small railway house literally breaks through its ancient walls outside and provides new insight into the landscape. The old railway cottage is on the inside almost unchanged. The remains of numerous alterations have been removed, leaving a pure and characteristic brick cottage. This old section provides security and simultaneously connects all contiguous open spaces of the house.”