Icons of Brabant – MOB Wanroij

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The mobilization (MOB) complex, dating from 1956 and built in case of the need for a quick mobilization of military equipment during the Cold War, has a deviating urban layout compared to other mobilization complexes in The Netherlands. It is built on a narrow, elongated sand dune which results in roads that are shaped similar to a long braid.

Almost all the original buildings from the fifties are still present, with the exception of the 3 BOS buildings and the large workshop, furthermore no new buildings are built, leaving the site in an almost original state. The storage buildings, which where mainly my concern, are constructed from a concrete skeleton and concrete blocks provided with a brick exterior cladding, also the original large metal doors were still in place.

The city recently sold the complex to the Ministry of Defence and the location will be redeveloped into a museum in memory of the Cold War, in collaboration with the ‘Museum Overloon’. However these existing plans were not of interest to us, because in our assignment we were free in the choice of a new function for the complex.

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