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Client
Municipality of Bloemendaal
Type
Cityhall
Location
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
Collaborator
Rudy Uytenhaak Architecten, Peter de Ruyter landschapsarchitectuur
Size
4.500 sqm
Contractor
J.P. van Eesteren, Amsterdam
Installations
Deerns raadgevende ingenieurs, Amsterdam
Photographer
Dirk Verwoerd

Bloemendaal Town Hall is a modern, sustainable town hall, a meeting place that does justice to the location’s characteristic allure and identity. It was originally built as a nineteenthcentury neoclassical outdoor venue. During the renovation by NEXT architects and rudy uytenhaak + partners architecten, the original facade was retained. Behind this façade, the residents of Bloemendaal are welcomed in a multi-functional, energy-efficient building.

To reflect the town hall’s important public role, the design factored in additional space for a public centre. This space, which is also used for public events, increases the level of interaction between the general public and the government and makes the town hall more transparent and accessible. By merging the original building into the new building in a layered manner, the design creates a unique dialogue between old and new, between history and the present day.