Gallery: Fietsenpakhuis: Netherlands Town Builds A Stylish Bike Warehou...

 
When you live in The Netherlands finding a parking space is a huge problem - for your bike that is. As a way to relieve bike congestion in the town of Zaanstad, city officials agreed to build a bike parking house that could store up to 700 bicycles and made it completely free to boot. Fietsenpakhuis, designed by Nunc Architecten, relies on solar passive design, natural ventilation and solar energy, and is easing congestion in the city while encouraging more people to ride their bikes.

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