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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Feb 18 12:15 AM

Feb 18, 2009: Dormitory

The University of Enschede, in the Netherlands, needed a new dormitory.

Like many Colleges and Universities in the US, they built a nine story building to make good use of the land it takes up.
I'm sure there are stairs, but maybe elevators too, there certainly would be here.


They also made it look kind of spiffy.




But unlike the US the Netherlands is flat, very flat.

Quote:
“It was a gift from the client to the inhabitants of the campus, because the university of Enschede has a very active and successful mountaineering club – however paradoxical that may sound in the flat Netherlands”, Arons & Gelauff Architects write, “As a climber in the Netherlands, one anyway has to resort to artificially created training spots, so why not combine architecture and climbing wall?”
Wall? Climbing wall?

Yes, climbing wall.



Quote:
One of the sides of the nine story building features a climbing wall. According to the architect it is the second highest one in the Netherlands.

The addition of the climbing wall is a response to the context of the building. Positioned right next to sports fields, with the wall the building literally absorbs the sports onto its body. The specifications of the wall: 30 meters high, 2500 grips.
Golly, maybe they don't have an elevator.

Stairs?

link


TheMercenary  Wednesday Feb 18 01:13 AM

yea, I could see it now. US parents would sue the shit out of the school if one of their kids fell. It could never happen and would never be built in the US. For sure.



newtimer  Wednesday Feb 18 02:53 AM

Anybody can climb up the side of a building.

But it takes a real man to do it while wearing wooden shoes.



SPUCK  Wednesday Feb 18 05:33 AM

Yeah I can even picture lawyers manning a card table at the base.



capnhowdy  Wednesday Feb 18 07:49 AM

What's up with all the little climbing nobbies half way up that side wall?

Must be a warm up for the grand finale.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Feb 18 08:51 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
Anybody can climb up the side of a building.

But it takes a real man to do it while wearing wooden shoes.
Just don't keep them in the sink. They become clogs.


dar512  Wednesday Feb 18 10:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
yea, I could see it now. US parents would sue the shit out of the school if one of their kids fell. It could never happen and would never be built in the US. For sure.
The darlets high school has a climbing wall and both darlets have been up. It's very safe when the safety rules are enforced.


Perry Winkle  Wednesday Feb 18 01:28 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by dar512 View Post
The darlets high school has a climbing wall and both darlets have been up. It's very safe when the safety rules are enforced.
Yeah, and just make everyone who uses it sign a release.


floatingk  Wednesday Feb 18 02:27 PM

Releases dont do anything but try and scare the signer out of participating....bc it doesnt hold up in court at all....



janet  Wednesday Feb 18 02:56 PM

A nearby public park has a climbing wall and they won't even put in a skatepark. Of course, it isn't quite as high as that building.



sullage  Wednesday Feb 18 05:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
But unlike the US the Netherlands is flat, very flat.
i live in Iowa and its flat. really really flat. don't believe me? here's a photo of the highest point in iowa.


ZenGum  Wednesday Feb 18 06:52 PM

Terrible accident involving drunk college student locked out of dorm at 2 am in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ....



spudcon  Wednesday Feb 18 07:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sullage View Post
i live in Iowa and its flat. really really flat. don't believe me? here's a photo of the highest point in iowa.
Does water flow in Iowa or the Netherlands?


capnhowdy  Wednesday Feb 18 08:20 PM

With a case of beer and two rednecks.....

C. All the above.



Beestie  Wednesday Feb 18 08:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sullage View Post
i live in Iowa and its flat. really really flat. don't believe me? here's a photo of the highest point in iowa.
If you want to find the highest spot in Iowa just drop a quarter on the ground.


tulzscha  Wednesday Feb 18 10:46 PM

The Iowa thing, combined with rock climbing where there aren't any hills reminds me a lot of the famous "Ski Terre Haute" posters.

Hah.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Feb 19 01:20 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sullage View Post
i live in Iowa and its flat. really really flat. don't believe me? here's a photo of the highest point in iowa.
The highest point in Iowa 1670ft, but the lowest is 480 ft, so the difference is 1190 ft., 12 times taller than that dorm building.

And the Netherlands has you beat with 1053 ft and minus 23 ft.

That said, I've driven across Iowa a dozen times... Damn, that's flat.


newtimer  Thursday Feb 19 02:50 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sullage View Post
i live in Iowa and its flat. really really flat. don't believe me?[/url].
I thought the original quote was referring to the average women in those two places.


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Feb 19 02:52 AM

That ain't true in either place.



capnhowdy  Thursday Feb 19 07:53 AM

Yup.
Boobage tends to know no geographical boundaries.



Gravdigr  Thursday Feb 19 04:33 PM

I don't like it. I live in "America"! Where we like our buildings straight, with square corners, and where we like our bridges ugly, not like all them there purty Your a-peein' bridges.



glatt  Thursday Feb 19 04:35 PM

College kids today are so spoiled. I went back to my old campus a couple years ago, and it actually caused me to stop donating to them. They have it so much better than when I went there.



Happy Monkey  Thursday Feb 19 05:58 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
I don't like it. I live in "America"! Where we like our buildings straight, with square corners, and where we like our bridges ugly, not like all them there purty Your a-peein' bridges.
Oh, really?




TheMercenary  Thursday Feb 19 06:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
College kids today are so spoiled. I went back to my old campus a couple years ago, and it actually caused me to stop donating to them. They have it so much better than when I went there.
It is a generational thing. It has happened everywhere.


Shawnee123  Thursday Feb 19 06:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
College kids today are so spoiled. I went back to my old campus a couple years ago, and it actually caused me to stop donating to them. They have it so much better than when I went there.
Kids today have helicopter parents. Anything they want, anything they need, and lots of things they don't. I remember having 35 cents for the pop machine and being all puffed up and proud.

Oh, I sound old.


TheMercenary  Thursday Feb 19 07:26 PM

A few others in the US.

http://www.longaberger.com/homeOfficeHistory.aspx

http://www.artleaguehouston.org/Inve...essRelease.htm



glatt  Friday Feb 20 08:36 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
College kids today are so spoiled. I went back to my old campus a couple years ago, and it actually caused me to stop donating to them. They have it so much better than when I went there.
I just got a letter from my alma mater saying that in these tough economic times, it's more important to donate than ever. They went on to say that similar schools have seen their donations drop this year, but that my school has actually seen an increase. So please give more.

wft? Their basic argument is "we're rolling in cash, so give us more."

Into the recycling bin with that one.


dar512  Friday Feb 20 10:23 AM

My alma mater is very smart. After you donate, perky college girls call you up and thank you for donating.



HungLikeJesus  Friday Feb 20 10:45 AM

Wouldn't it be better if they showed up at your door with a bottle of wine?



dar512  Friday Feb 20 02:00 PM

Only in daydreams. IRL it would probably upset Mrs. Dar and scare the shit out of me (damned stalkers).



Shawnee123  Friday Feb 20 02:08 PM

*drops bottle of wine and runs, simultaneously remembering she is far from college age




Cicero  Friday Feb 20 02:24 PM

*grabs bottle and drinks*



Shawnee123  Friday Feb 20 02:49 PM

Hey...gimme that! That's my best bottle of Boone's Farm!



retmiles  Saturday Feb 21 10:55 AM

Too cool for school. (well, somebody had to say it)



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