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City of Cahen

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Abel Cahen
location Amersfoort
function education, office
contributed by dirkverwoerd

The City of Cahen is located at a unique place in the historic and vivid centre of Amersfoort. Few know that behind the fa├žade of white concrete blocks an architectural highlight is hidden with the charms of a North African kasbah. The unique design is a clear exponent of 'structuralism'. To stimulate social interaction, intimacy and liveliness Cahen pursued a multifunctional space with a warm welcoming nature in his design. This created a building with several rooms, spread over six towers, surrounded by a maze of alleys, squares, corners and stairs. Beating heart is the central square, roofed over by an impressive skylight. City Cahen is designed in such a way, that you can see people at work and admire the central square, while walking through the public alley (during office hours) between the Muurhuizen and the Kerkstraat.

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City of Cahen
Muurhuizen 104
Project is public!
Completion 1976
ArchitectAbel Cahen
Client Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed
Project ID 6848
Latitude/Longitude 52°09'27N 05°23'28E
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