Project.Fabriek in brief
The Project.Fabriek has a very different appearance than the other current event buildings of Taets. This space is less clean, and authentically industrial both inside and out. The building material and the rawness are the décor. This impressive space is very well suited for large events such as conferences, corporate parties and trade fairs.
Thanks to the differences in building style, the space can be divided into different compartments by the eye. The largest part has a special, almost vaulted ceiling. The rearmost part is the narrowest, but also the highest. The ceiling here is made of wood and has an impressive twelve-metre high pointed roof, supported by wooden crossbeams.
|Surface: 1500 m2
Dimensions (l x w): 34 x 43
|Surface: 500 m2
Dimension (l x w): 34 x 15
|Plenary: 650 persons||Plenary: 450 persons|
|Dinner: 750 persons||Dinner: 300 persons|
|Party: 1.400 persons||Party: 500 persons|
The Project.Fabriek was a factory that made projectiles. Shells were produced of a meter high. When the factory closed, they left behind everything as it was. The valuables were removed, the door was closed and nobody looked at the building for years.
After an extensive renovation, the Project.Fabriek became a new location on the Hembrug site, ready for events. The scaffolding is gone, the smoke has lifted and the old factory hall looks better than ever.
- 4 production offices and crew rooms in Pand 46
- 2 ‘VIP’ lounges above the toilets
- 10 ladies toilets and 14 gentlemen toilets
- Wireless internet
- Power current 14 x 16A, 5 x 32A, 2 x 63A, connection and 3 x 125A connection in the roof
- Electricity usage and heating/air conditioning € 0.35 per KwH
- Work lighting (TL lighting)
- Mood lighting
- Heating and air conditioning
- Height to beams 6 metres, height to ceiling 8 metres
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New raw event location on the Hembrug site
Come along for a look behind the scaffolding of the Projectile Factory, an old munition factory on the Hembrug site, which will soon open as event location. The warehouse is managed by Project Agency HEMbrug, who joined forces with Taets Art & Event Park for the exploitation. The Projectile Factory officially opened in June 2016.
“The building was full of pipes and conduits. Emptying the building was the most work.” Marsha Kracht, involved with the development of the Hembrug site, gives us a tour around the hall. We hear the screeching sounds of a grinder that fiercely removes the remains of surplus metal. “This was a factory that made projectiles. Shells were pressed of a meter high. When the factory closed, they left everything behind as it was. They took the valuables, closed the door and nobody looked at the building for years.”
“The new location has a very different look than the current event buildings on the Hembrug site. The Projectile Factory is less clean, and authentically industrial both inside and out, but a unique event location on the site.”
The Projectile Factory is located on the Hembrug site, an old defense terrain in Zaanstad, on the ring of Amsterdam. Taets Art & Event Park and Project Agency HEMbrug see possibilities for the old factory. Taets will commercially exploit the space, while Project Agency HEMbrug offers room to culture. The new location has a very different look than the current event buildings on the Hembrug site. The Projectile Factory is less clean, and authentically industrial both inside and out. The building material and the rawness are the décor, says Joost van Nieuwenhuizen of Taets.
Taets Art and Event Park
“Just like the Hembrug site, Taets Art & Park has had metaphorical scaffolding since 2003 and we keep developing and improving. In twelve years, we have grown from 400 square metres in one building to 12,000 square metres of event space in five buildings. The Projectile Factory is a very nice, rough addition to our current offer. The lack of basic facilities should not be a showstopper. That is why Taets is investing in things like a heating system for the Projectile Factory.”
“The Projectile Factory was first used during the cultural event Art Zaanstad on 12, 13 en 14 June, 2016. The location has been available for events since then.”
The space consists of a rough concrete floor, broad concrete pillars – in some places covered with brick and sturdy steel carriers. The light enters through square windows in the façade and skylights in the high ceiling. A big, empty warehouse, without pretension.
The floor is still full of holes. The building was once built around the machines, Kracht explains. “They placed a foundation for the machines and basically built the rest of the building around it.” In the coming week, a layer of concrete will be poured to smooth the floor.
Three building styles
The hall consists of one open space which was extended over the years. Thanks to differences in the building style, the space can be divided by the eye into three halls. The largest part is over 2,000 square metres and has a special, almost vaulted ceiling. An arch construction with skylights is supported by sturdy, green, steel beams. The middle part is narrower and has a higher, flat ceiling. High above us, just below the ceiling, windows surround the walls. Finally, the rearmost end is the narrowest and also the highest. Here, the ceiling is made of wood and has a twelve-metre high pointed roof supported by wooden crossbeams.
“The Projectile Factory was first used during the cultural event Art Zaanstad on 12, 13 and 14 June, 2016. The location has been available for events since then.”