The Municipal Offices and Train Station in Delft | ITSLIQUID

The Municipal Offices and Train Station in Delft

Architecture | September 22, 2016 |

The Municipal Offices and Train Station in DelftImage courtesy by Mecanoo

The Municipal Offices and Train Station in Delft

The station hall and municipal offices form a new landmark in Delft. The complex is located above a new underground train station, with the municipal offices accommodating one thousand employees. When the station is operational, the old railway viaduct that divided the inner city of Delft will make way for an extension of the city centre, a park and canal. Designed without an apparent front or rear, the glass building is compact and flexible. Incisions in the glass volume echo the networked structure of laneways in the historic city and admit daylight deep into the building. Lowering the roof line at the corners reduces the building height to enable a gradual transition to the surrounding buildings.

 

The Municipal Offices and Train Station in DelftImage courtesy by Mecanoo

 

The use of clear glass at ground level facilitates a close connection between inside and outside. Here, the public zone with the station hall and public lobby is differentiated from the private section with the municipal offices made from transparent and molten glass elements. A ceiling of curved white horizontal strips adorned with a historic city map in (Delft) blue arches above the public lobby and station hall (in collaboration with Geerdes Ontwerpen). The halls are separated by a glass wall and two volumes that house the public counters, consultation rooms and technical services of the municipal offices, and the commercial functions of the station hall.

 

The Municipal Offices and Train Station in DelftImage courtesy by Mecanoo

 

The facilities are organised so that travellers can immediately glimpse the historic city from the station hall. Measures including a geothermal heat pump and an optimal facade design featuring highly insulated glazing enable a 35% reduction in energy use from prescribed requirements. The building accommodates solar panels on the roof that can generate a minimum of 20% of the building’s energy needs.

 

more. mecanoo.nl

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the…

Architecture | August 28, 2019

In 2006, WilkinsonEyre was part of a British-led team that won the design competition the masterplan for Singapore's Gardens by the Bay. Read more


VOOC

Fashion | August 27, 2019

The VOOC brand is a philosophy of combining the latest fashion trends and the best species of natural leather with perfect workmanship of the final product. Read more


Haramain High Speed Rail

Architecture | August 26, 2019

The Haramain High Speed Rail is a major infrastructure project for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, connecting the cities of Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah and the developing King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). Read more


beroep|tech

Design | August 23, 2019

Founded in 2014 by Akiko Kato, who studied Product Design at Parsons School of Design in New York, beroep|tech is a design label specializing in minimalism and Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!