Apeldoorn's town hall has been completely renovated into a public building and flexible working environment. Studio Groen + Schild was commissioned for the architectural design and the interior design. Contact with the City was one of the ambitions of the city council. To achieve this, a void over three floors has been realized on the side of the Market Square. The transparent facade was designed in collaboration with the architect of the original building, Hans Ruijssenaars. Daylight now penetrates deep into the building and the public spaces are connected to each other and to the city. The second ambition was to realize a vital interior for the next 25 years. Long corridors with closed offices on both sides have been changedto an open and flexible working environment. The obsolete installations have been replaced and the building has been given HR ++ glass. Climate ceilings ensure a pleasant indoor climate. Lots of existing furniture has been reused and supplemented with new, more modern furniture. We have developed a clear concept for the materialisation. New elements are recognizable in color and materialization. The building from 1992 is constructed in white painted brick, deep dark blue steel and white marble. We have added wood, upholstery and color to this.

Photography: Mike Bink

Projectteam Studio Groen+Schild:
Ellen Schild, Ester Schreibelt, Wilfred van Westerhuis, Rosanne Bommartini, Thijs Bongers, Dyneke Kuiken