Town hall Dronten
Dronten is a municipality of and for pioneers. The residents, officials and local administrators are rightly proud of this. During an intensive participation process with employees, administrators and other users, we responded to the aspirations of each party in our renovation of the town hall’s interior. The town hall will soon be an inviting and friendly place to be.
At the heart of the building, the open and light atrium features a lively green wall that binds together all of its floors. In the spacious entrance, a host will welcome everyone warmly. Surrounded by plants, visitors will wait for their appointment on semicircular sofas or in comfortable armchairs. The color palette of the interior is based upon the colors of wet and dry clay; the soil on which the municipality is built. These shades of gray, blue and green also reference the “feet-in-the-clay”, active mentality of the polder pioneers.
Beyond the entrance, we transformed the traditional canteen into a modern restaurant where people can meet, one that flows seamlessly into the conference center. The form of the renovated council chamber is ovular, acting as a symbol of equality and uniformity. Council members of the same group can sit together at the oval conference table as part of the current composition, and as things change in the future.
Owing to these interventions, now and in the future, Gemeentehuis Dronten is ready to welcome even more pioneers into its community.
- Gemeente Dronten
- Gross floor area
- 8.255 m²
- Aron Bogers, Frank Zewald, Rodi van der Horst, Pieter Keijzer, Alyssa Heurkens, Natalia Mylonaki, Joost van den Berg, Anneroos van Vredendaal, Joanne van Vreeswijk, Pieter Thieme