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Municipal Office Winterswijk / OIII Architecten

  • 01:00 - 30 November, 2010
Municipal Office Winterswijk / OIII Architecten
Municipal Office Winterswijk / OIII Architecten, © Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel
© Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel

© Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel © Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel © Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel © Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stationsstraat 25, 7101 Winterswijk, The Netherlands
  • Architects

    OIII Architecten
  • Design

    Maarten Sanders, Armand Paardekooper Overman, Emile Revier and Hans Witt
  • Building Physics

    Nieman
  • Client

    Victoria Winteswijk BV
  • Construction

    F. Wiggers Ingenieursbureau
  • Area

    10520.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. According to OIII Architecten the starting point for this design was scale, creating a harmony not dependent on difference in scale but in how a larger scaled building could connect to the surrounding smaller building through textures and details.

© Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel
© Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel

The result of scale limitations for the Municipal Office Winterswijk was an extremely compact and simple building layout containing the office, not making it larger than necessary. It consists of a rectangular volume, dissected by a passage way housing the central entrance.

© Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel
© Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel

The exterior surface of the building is covered in a rough textured materials referring to rural architecture, and will be characterised by a subtle detailing in brickwork. The interior of the passage is open and transparent. The top half of the volume is dissected by a number of slits, allowing room for roof terraces.

© Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel
© Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel

The program also asked for several apartments, which are designed as a number of individual volumes on the top level and separated by exterior spaces.

© Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel
© Roos Aldershoff and Thea vd Heavel

The sculpture of the block refers to the small scale of the direct surroundings and gives the building an informal character. The terraces on the top two levels provide room for the planting of trees and shrubberies, provide some shade and gives the building a friendly character, well suited to its smaller scaled surroundings.

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Holcim Awards · December 01, 2010

I really like the massing on this project. It also is an elegant use of brick. Nice work!

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pouria &amp; yashar · November 30, 2010

Although the coloring , fill and gaps , and texture are kind and related to the office, the design is repeated every where and it seems that the architectures like more than others.

Hamish · November 30, 2010

Exceptional. Detail that only Central European countries can achieve with brick.

Scott · November 30, 2010

Interesting design. I think they nailed the larger program in a smaller scale. Personally, for a gov't building, I would expect to see more of a hierarchy developed. Hard to tell where things are and how it's formalized. Judging from the pictures, I would have said the whole building is an apartment building. I like the texture of the brick relative to it's location.

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