The second tax office in Heerlen, a disk-shaped building of seven floors, lies parallel to the Kloosterweg and coincides with the main direction of this area. On the one hand there is a guiding city wall, on the other a clear demarcation of a future dense area of urban living along the Sittarderweg and CBS-weg. As such, the office constitutes material for the desired coherence in this area, as demonstrated by our urban development preliminary study.
Both longitudinal walls are identical and made of differentiating brick, the massiveness of which is emphasised by enclosed areas in the facades. Beyond this are the cores with stairwells, lifts, technical systems and sanitary facilities. The facades of the side walls are placed between the heavy walls of the longitudinal facades and have a slightly more lucid character, created by glazing across the full height and width. Responsible project architects within OD 205 were Martien Jansen and Roy Lim.