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Gortemaker Algra Feenstra Designs a 'Transparent' Dutch Town Hall for the 21st Century

14:00 - 21 July, 2018
Gortemaker Algra Feenstra Designs a 'Transparent' Dutch Town Hall for the 21st Century , Courtesy of Gortemaker Algra Feenstra
Courtesy of Gortemaker Algra Feenstra

In the world of politics, the notion of “transparency” refers to the honesty constituents expect of their elected officials. In architecture, it means something much more literal: a transparent surface, like a window or glass wall, is one you can see through. In the small Dutch municipality of Albrandswaard, architects Gortemaker Algra Feenstra have melded the two definitions with a circular, glass town hall. As the firm writes of the project, “a single transparent space...shows the process of democracy as soon as you enter.”

Buijtenkeuken / Studio Elmo Vermijs

00:00 - 18 July, 2012
Buijtenkeuken / Studio Elmo Vermijs, © Ralph Kämena
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