And the winner is… (another EversPartners project!)
The Netherlands’ finest supermarket is in the town of Koog aan de Zaan. And it’s located underneath a viaduct. The refurbished Albert Heijn supermarket reopened in Koog aan de Zaan in early 2019. Actually, it was always open: even during major development work, the store was never closed. What makes this supermarket so special is its location under a viaduct on the A8 motorway. This location has not gone unnoticed: last week, this supermarket was named the Netherlands’ finest supermarket.
A supermarket with international appeal
The judging panel praised the businesses involved in the work for their outside the box approach in such a very unusual location. According to the judging panel’s report, the redevelopment has resulted in a store with international appeal. Of course, we are justly proud to have contributed to this project.
Project manager Jasper Wiersma: “A great prize for an extraordinary project! Our main challenge was to incorporate the contours of the viaduct in building the structure, without the supermarket becoming attached to the viaduct.”
GAJ Architecten, AKOR Bouw
Start of 2019