September 2013 This Saturday, September 14th, there is a unique opportunity to have a look behind the scenes of the Lelystad city hall during the day of monument buildings. Join guided tours to the non-public parts of the building, for example the wedding chapel and the council chamber. Also an exhibition of five years 'day of monuments' in Lelystad will be organised in the citizens hall.
Jan Hoogstad designed the Lelystad city hall in the beginning of the eighties and it was his first award-winning project; he won the Architecture Award at the World Architecture Biennale in Sofia in 1986. Characteristic for the building is the large bright atrium in the centre of the building. The atrium is accessible by three entrances and feels like a public space. With its low energy consumption, the city hall was an example of sustainable building.
Recently Ector Hoogstad Architecten renovated the complete interior. We tried to resurrect the functional partition of the hall; workspaces in the high-rice and the political and public services in the low-rise. The new city hall has a ‘living room’ atmosphere.
The complete program and more information can be found at the website.