Huis van de Stad Rijswijk - Atrium as a connector
After 15 years of vacancy, the former town hall in Rijswijk was given a new function as the Huis van de Stad (house of the city). The building unites the municipal organization and welfare facilities with a music school, a library and catering facilities. INBO transformed the courtyard into a light and open atrium that connects all activities.
Close to the resident and easily accessible for everyone, is the new positioning of the municipality of Rijswijk. The new atrium is therefore transparent and an open meeting space. Here the existing qualities of the building such as the hall, corridors and stairwells come into their own.
The natural stone facades were restored, cleaned, insulated and fitted with new slim window frames. All installations have been renewed and there are solar panels on the roof. After the renovation is an almost energy neutral building. INBO followed the working methodology of Sustainable Opportunity for Existing Real Estate (SOER) for maximum sustainability within budget limitations.
Client: Municipality of Rijswijk