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The 3 phases of remountable construction

lucas van der wee

Prefabricated construction and remountable construction are terms increasingly heard in the national media. Prefab construction is manufacturing building components in the factory. But what is remontable construction? cepezed has a nice showcase with the Tijdelijke Rechtbank Amsterdam, which differentiates three phases: remountable construction, prefabrication and innovation.

remountable construction
Designing a building in such a way that, after it has been built, it can be disassembled and reassembled elsewhere – that is remountable building. And that is exactly what is happening with the Tijdelijke Rechtbank, moving from Amsterdam to Enschede where it will be used as a business centre. This is possible thanks to the flexible design.

Ever since its establishment in 1973, cepezed has worked according to a prefab construction methodology: designing buildings as a construction kit (or, as we say, a 'kit-of-parts'). The aim is high quality by prefabrication under controlled conditions in the factory. Then, these parts only need to be assembled (dry) on site.

Remountable design is an innovation from prefabricated construction. It involves careful consideration in advance of how the building can be easily disassembled and reused as a whole. cepezed applied this concept to the Temporary Court in Amsterdam, because it was clear in advance that it had to be replaced after five years. In this unique project, cepezed could put its vision of remountable, and thus circular construction into practice in a magnificent way.

Check out our page on remountable building, with Tijdelijke Rechtbank Amsterdam as showcase.

Leon van Woerkom
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