Winschoten Gate Initial Design: Compact, sustainable and made from Groninger clay

WINSCHOTEN – The City Council has taken note of the temporary (VO) design for tonight’s New Town Hall. Architects Dick de Gunst of architecture studio DP6 (exterior) and Eric Wiesenberg of Zenber Architecten (interior) provided a personal explanation of the design, which was met with positive feedback from the council. Alderman Erich Wünker is very confident in what will follow: “I am very satisfied with the way the architect has developed the structural design. The preliminary design shows that the architect took good care of our desire for an open and transparent building. The building is light on the inside and using bricks from Groninger Clay, it fits Also with what we offer in our area. As far as I am concerned, there is a good basis for the final design.”

Meeting for residents and businessmen on 24

Next week it will be the turn of residents and businessmen. They are most welcome to a digital meeting on Poort van Winschoten and Oldambt Center Development on November 24th at 7pm. In addition to VO photos with this message, more (aerial) photos can be seen.

The council also discussed tonight the participation process to reach an ambitious document for the center. In anticipation of this, the first results of a quick survey have already been shared among residents and entrepreneurs. During the meeting on the 24thyou allThis is again on the agenda. Would you like to speak or listen on November 24th? then look at poortvanwinschoten How you can follow the meeting on your computer, phone or tablet.

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Attractive new building

The new town hall connects the present with the future. This happens almost literally with the monument from 1896, which is connected to the new building via a footbridge. it will be

A timeless, sustainable and energy efficient building. The appearance of the building reflects its business and social functions and its administrative and democratic role. Visitors are central, but it’s also a fun, engaging and inspiring work environment.

The character and appearance of the new building

The new building will be recognized as a city hall full of character, but especially in combination with the classic city hall and the adjacent urban space. Architect Dick de Gunst of architecture studio DP6 explains: “We are delighted to create the new Groningen clay town hall. A compact and sustainable building to come together and work together.” Speaking of the design: “The building is distinguished from the outside by red and brown masonry, made of red terracotta and with special (white) accents. You can see this in the facade bars, window frames, the balcony and the driveway to the old building. The main entrance will be on the parking side, and there will also be an entrance via the Langstraat side. The ground floor by Johan Modastraat is made of glass to symbolically emphasize the public administration. There will also be a balcony on that side.”

A green oasis as a working environment

Interior architect Eric Wisenberg continues: “When you enter the building, a spacious and light world opens up. A view of the Langestraat, with daylight through the voids in the heart of the building and a view of the floors where the municipal employees work. There is a lot of green space in the building. And you have a view of the hall Majlis, which can also be used in other meetings as a multifunctional space. As a visitor you feel welcome.”

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In parallel with the design of the town hall, work is underway on the sketches of the public spaces around the town hall. This will be discussed in January with the Sounding Board Group for local residents. This will be followed by a media tour to share the layout design for the public space more broadly. The final design of the building is planned for next spring. This is followed by a tender for the contractor who will build the building. During the next year, the first work to prepare the site for construction will be carried out.

Submitted by Oldambt . Municipality

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