Lively place of meeting
After 15 years of vacancy, the house of the city of Rijswijk is filling with life again. It was designed by Eindhoven architect J.C. van Buijtenen and built from 1964 to 1967. During this period, Rijswijk was one of the fastest growing municipalities in the Netherlands.The 63.5 metre high clock tower gives the building its own character. The exterior of the building is clad in natural stone, and there are striking ornaments under the windows of the building.
Today, the monumental building combines the municipal organisational and social services with a music school, a library and gastronomic facilities. New is the wedding hall, which is decorated in walnut and furnished with ZENSO chairs. People say “Yes I do” at the curved TWIST OFFICE table.
The architectural office INBO transformed the inner garden into a bright and open atrium that connects all activities. After the renovation, the House of the City is an almost energy-neutral building.
|Architect:||Inbo Architects Amsterdam|