Municipal Offices

Location
Breda, NL
Client
Municipality of Breda, Dienst Ruimtelijke Ontwikkeling, Milieu, Economische Zaken
Initiated
1999
Completion
2003
Size
8.500 sqm
Project Team, Photos & Collaborators
Allard Assies, Valery Didelon, Frederik Ellens, Jesús Hernández Mayor, Kees Kaan, Jan Teunis ten Kate, Hannes Ochmann, Vincent Panhuysen, Karsten Schellmat, Dikkie Scipio, Pasquale Talerico

Photos
Christian Richter, Luuk Kramer

The office is part of the development of the Chassé Terrain master plan in Breda. The programme – office spaces – and the envelope – a beam hovering above a logistic area – were already given.
The building shows itself as a figurant on the background of the other buildings. It gains the desired visibility by horizontally developing its shape and crossing the underground car park to become a roof for its entrance. The South façade consists of alternating strips of steel and glass. The North façade has large windows which become slightly smaller per storey as a response to light incidence.
The building is a black box on a light and open base. Matt glass volumes beneath the building light up at night.