The small town of Wommels in the north of The Netherlands successfully prevents a population decline by offering a high level of municipal facilities. This multi-use building for education, culture and welfare is the focal point of these facilities. It houses two primary schools, a centre for baby- and childcare, the community health service, an office for home care, a sports club, a music school and the town library.
The building is organized around a multi-use central space. The building has no front or back side, it has an entrance on all four sides. It has been carefully inserted in the old structure of the small town and its landscape, without losing a sense of modernity.