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  7. Culture House Eemhuis / Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Culture House Eemhuis / Neutelings Riedijk Architects

  • 00:00 - 11 April, 2014
Culture House Eemhuis / Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Culture House Eemhuis / Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten + 29

  • Structural Design

    ABT Adviesbureau voor Bouwtechniek
  • Building Physics

    DGMR Raadgevend Ingenieurs Installation design: HE Adviseurs, Rotterdam
  • Cost Managment

    BBN Adviseurs, Amsterdam
  • General contarctor

    Dura Vermeer Bouw bv
  • Building Site Management & Supervision

    Royal Haskoning DHV
  • Client

    City of Amersfoort
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Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Text description provided by the architects. The Eemhuis combines a number of existing cultural institutes in the city of Amersfoort: the city library, the exposition center, the heritage archives and a school for dance, music and visual arts. It is located on an urban redevelopment area close to the city center.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan



The building is organized as a stacking of the cultural programs. The public domain is continued into the interior of the building in all directions. At the ground floor, the public square becomes a covered plaza, with a grand café and entrances to the various functions. The exposition center is set directly off the square on the ground floor, with a large central exhibition hall that is half sunken in the ground and is surrounded by an enfilade of smaller exhibition rooms.

Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten


The library is a plaza of stepped information terraces as a prolongation of the city square that brings the visitors up to the main library floor. On the top of the stairs the library spills into a vast open space with book stacks and reading and study areas overlooking the city. Above it hovers the archive volume that forms the ceiling of this space. The attic of the building houses the arts school. The three arts departments (theatre & dance, visual arts and music) are each expressed separately as cantilevered beams that crown the complex.

Elevation
Elevation




The façades are composed of a classical tripartite as imposed by the master plan. The plinth is made of 30 cm long elongated glazed bricks, reinforcing the horizontal lining. The crown of the building is made of metal panels with a dotted pattern of semi-spheres that enhance the alienating quality of the cantilevered volumes against the northern Dutch clouds.

Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Culture House Eemhuis / Neutelings Riedijk Architects" 11 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/495483/culture-house-eemhuis-neutelings-riedijk-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884