Townhall Veenendaal Extension
The Raadhuisplein square in Veenendaal has been transformed. Previously, a sombre, windy parking area marked out the entrance to the town hall. This is the spot where the extension to the town hall has taken shape. The town hall is an integral part of the town centre. With its clock tower sited exactly in the intersection of two important axes, the new build part is instantly recognisable, even from a distance. A striking choice of materials also sets the building apart. The buildings of the ‘Brouwerspoort’ plan feature principally brickwork, whilst the town hall is composed of a natural stone. A seductive image is drawn when the composition of warm yellow/orange matte travertine is offset by a clear, dark aluminium and steel framework. The eye is irresistibly pulled towards the white awning and slats which line through with the other buildings.