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Music School at the Glass Palace

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ABBC, Jo Coenen, Wiel Arets Architects
location Heerlen
function education, exposition space
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Both architects Arets and Coenen were born in Heerlen, and became interested in the 'old master' Fritz Peutz who had designed the next-door Glasspaleis (Glass Palace) in 1935. While they were working on the refurbisming the Glass Palace, they found an ingenious solution for the Music School: a new building, separate and yet connected. Together with Buro Bouwkunde they build this in a joint venture (ABBC). There are reminders of the Glass Palace in the design: it is shaped like a projecting mushroom and the walls (and roof) are clad with small glass panels. Hallways link up underground, and there is a sunken courtyard. The lower wall continues from the outside to the inside. There is also an undergrounnd dance studio, and a number of 'suspended' classrooms on the Pancratius square side of the building. The huge windows reflect the surrounding buildings, and because they are placed at an angle, they also mirror the old church tower.

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Music School at the Glass Palace
Bongerd 18
Project is public!
Opening hours The building is occasionally open to the public, depending on the agenda of activities like exhibitions and performances. Check the website of the music school for more information, or call +31 (0)45 577 22 50 .
How to get there? The Glass Palace and the Music School in Heerlen lies on 6 minutes walking distance from the train-station. From the station, walk towards the centre, follow the Saroleastraat until you reach a square, 'De Bongerd'. The Glass Palace is opposite of the street.
Completion 9- 2003
Main designer, ArchitectABBC
ArchitectJo Coenen
ArchitectWiel Arets Architects
Client City of Heerlen
Project ID 1816
Latitude/Longitude 50°53'17N 05°58'47E
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