Willem Elsschotlaan/Antoon Coolenlaan, Eindhoven
Civil engineering works
PUBLICATIONS:Bouw 1972 p. 327; A. van der Woud - Wim Quist, architect, 1989; A. van der Woud, K. Zwarts - Wim Quist, The magic of rationale, 2008
The brief, to store 1500 m3 of water at different levels, and the architect's desire to visually emphasize the reservoir, minimize construction and expose all connecting pipes, resulted in these three white steel globe-shaped reservoirs 10 metres in diameter, each skewered on a steel pipe at a different height. A system of steel tie rods and compression bars ensures stability.