City Hall Utrecht
TeamDirk Jan Postel, Daniela Schelle, Wouter IJssel de Schepper, Dittie Bakker, Laurence Meulman, Joost Esschendael, Martin van Kessel, Imco de Man, Richard Fung, Simone Pinkse, Jeremy de Hoop, Rob Appels, Cees Alberts, Dennis Wijsbroek, Merlijn Huijbers, Sander Hazevoet, Inês Trindade, Frederik Spilt i.s.m. Christian Müller Architects
Utrecht’s municipal offices are located in the middle of the busiest public transport hub in the Netherlands, a highly complex location. It is currently undergoing a massive transformation, which will not be finished until 2030. The new building will have a big impact on the skyline of Utrecht, adding a distinctive white façade, with clearly visible bracings. Public functions are housed in the lower floors of the North Tower. Above that, floors six to eleven link the North and the South Towers. The South Tower, carried by only a few supports, extends over the station square and the station hall.
The size of the municipal offices required an ‘urban ecology’, with each floor being specially designed to make optimum use of daylight and transparency. The interior is based on a modern office concept, with flexible, shared workplaces.
Photographer Stijn Poelstra