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City Hall Zuidplas

A future proof City Hall that’s healthy, comfortable and energy neutral. That’s the new City hall Zuidplas. A future proof City Hall is smart in every aspect, in which value of the housing exceeds the costs. On one hand this is determined by the building, but on the other hand by flexibility and adaptability. The vision of the Municipality Zuidplas consists out of four themes: position in society, sustainability, look and feel, quality & expectation and the work concept Zuidplas.

Zuidplas builds sustainable, cheaper and service-oriented

The new town hall is an amalgamation of two separate locations into a central accommodation. The Rotterdam company Heembouw is building Kraaijvanger's design for the Zuidplas town hall. The municipality will have an energy-neutral building with a demonstrable BREEAM Excellent sustainability score. In order to make the sustainability ambition of the municipality of Zuidplas possible, Heembouw, together with NewHorizon, has started 'harvesting'. Harvesting means that all reusable building materials are dismantled by NewHorizon and disposed of as a whole. Think of window frames, doors, cable ducts, glass, fixtures, floor finish, etc. The new building will be energy-neutral: through circular harvesting, products will be given a new purpose without the addition of energy or materials.

The town hall of the future

The architectonic look of the building and the surrounding is attractive. The open and transparent look and feel represent a stable and reliable organization. People meet each other in a safe environment and the communication processes are visible and tangible. The design shows a professional office, while the interior anticipates on future developments adaptable for innovations. Qualitative high-quality materials determine the look and feel. Part of the interior is the visual serenity, harmony and green. At last the new City Hall is recognizable and carries the meaning of a democratic, governmental and public centre for the Municipality. In the design Zuidplas finds a fitting identity. The Municipality derives her identity from village culture and serenity, space and green.

Work concept Zuidplas

The municipality wants to use the City Hall to implement the new work concept Zuidplas originating from the activity based working. The foundation of the work concept Zuidplas consists out of a optimal support of the working processes. The work concept boosts the mutual communication and the learning ability of the organization. Through the work concept Zuidplas the municipality becomes a modern and professional employer.

City Hall Zuidplas was officially opened June 7th 2019


City Hall Zuidplas


Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel


2015 - 2017


2018 - 2019


Gemeente Zuidplas


Dirk Jan Postel, Joost Esschendal, Danielle Schelle, Patrick Keijzer, Eveline Withagen


3,626 sqm

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