date 2014
client Martijn and Michiel van den Berg
program leisure
surface 1000 m²
status completed
design team Studio Akkerhuis with Philipp Molter and Vincent Delfaud
consultants Teuffel Engineering Consultants

The Bries Beach Club is a modular pavilion completely dismantled for winter and reinstalled each summer. The main part of the building is a large open space, which is orientated towards the sea. The interior can easily be divided into three separate volumes to accommodate different functions. Adjacent, 12 modular units made out of crosslaminated timber ‘plug’ into the main space. These units house secondary functions like kitchen, toilets, office and storage and are connected together with a textile membrane. The units are dimensioned in size and weight so that they can easily be picked up by forklift and transported over the beach towards their winter storage. The human scale and the wooden finish of the units provide a natural feel and warmth to both the exterior and interiors spaces. A floating membrane roof unifies the volumes.