0095 City Hall Borsele, Heinkenszand, NL
Atelier Kempe Thill won the invited competition for the extension and remodelling of the Borsele city hall in Heinkenszand. The design comprised the modernisation of the facades, the renewal of the interior spaces and the improvement of the building climate to low energy standards.
The existing building is fully ‘wrapped’ with a new façade, in order to generate a representative expression and to enhance the interaction of the building with public space. The new façade consists of glass mosaic tiles, which are mounted in front of the existing brick walls and roofs. The dark colour of the tiles visually integrates the fragmented building shape. The surfaces create subtle light reflections. New structural glazed facades were placed at the three ‘heads’ and the entrance of the star-shaped building. Moreover, all existing windows were enlarged and replaced by elegant, thin pivoting-frames. New, flexible landscape offices were situated at the heads of the building and provide a panoramic view across the landscape of Zeeland. The two floors high entrance hall was redesigned and likewise cladded with glass mosaic tiles, in order to strengthen the relation between inside and outside.
0095 City Hall Borsele
extension and remodelling city hall Borsele
Community of Borsele
AIT-AWARD 2016 First prize in the category Office, Frankfurt am Main
nomination Mies van der Rohe Award 2015, Barcelona
nomination ARC14 2014, Amsterdam