Project size17.500 GFA
Start of projectJune 2013
Consulting servicesStructural design, specifiacations, detail drawings and calculations, cost estimates
Not only do the towers differ in height, the storey floors themselves are also placed at different levels. These split-level floors are connected to each other by means of stairs housed in the atrium-like staircases. Parking facilities are placed on the low-rise construction roofs underneath a partially opened cover with a green roof, on which moss and Sedum have been planted.
The municipality’s high sustainability ambition has been translated to an ‘Excellent’ score according to the BREEAM standard. This is expressed in the main support structure, where minimized use of material in the concrete floors—an integrated prestressed floor system with concrete core temperature control—has reduced the required storey (and thus the building’s) height. The application of high quality material, which have to be delivered ISO14001-certified, further reduces the structure’s necessary dimensions.
View live webcam footage of the new Almelo town hall here.