Stadshuis Nieuwegein, City Hall Building Holland, Dutch 3XN Project, Design
Stadshuis Nieuwegein, Holland : Dutch City Hall
Nieuwegein City Hall Development – design by 3XN in The Netherlands
27 Mar 2009
City Hall ‘Stadshuis’ Nieuwegein
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Architect: 3XN A/S
The ‘Stadshuis’ – City Hall – of Nieuwegein mix traditional city hall features of offices and service with a library, a multi-cultural centre, and commercial facilities. In this way, the city hall becomes a part of the everyday life of the town.
We focused on uniting the wish for intimacy and openness with the desire to envelope an important democratic institution with a certain dignity. Designed with terraced open floors rotated City Hall ‘Stadshuis’ Nieuwegein Nieuwegein, The Netherlands around a common atrium the building is comprised by seven levels and connected by an open winding staircase. Rotation of the floor plans allows the visitors a wide view from one floor to the next all the way up and down through the building. Some of the protruding floors are inter-connected by amphi-staircases that provide for informal rests and rapid internal connections.
The city hall functions as an important part of the densification of the city centre and aims to tie the complex context together. Being part of an ambitious city plan, the building is designed with indentations to avoid blocking the daylight, which the neighbouring buildings have previously enjoyed
Stadshuis Nieuwegein – Building Information
Address: Nieuwegein City Center, NL
Client: Nieuwegein Municipality
Invited competition: 2006
Award: 1st prize 2006
Year of construction: 2010
Size: 25.000 m2
Budget: € 38 m
Architect: 3XN A/S
Nieuwegein City Hall images / information from 3XN Architects 270309
City Hall + Cultural Center in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
photo © Adam Mørk
The new City Hall and cultural center in the Dutch city of Nieuwegein, is designed to create cohesion and the foundation for a stronger local community.
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