Town hall with offices and external space

Project description

In March 2007 the new town hall at the heart of Koksijde-on-Sea put an end to the scattering of municipal services. This ultra-modern building consists of two wings joined by a glass atrium in which an egg-shaped chamber called the “Kokpit” (with 20-metre clear internal height) rests on four asymmetrical legs. Council meetings and formal occasions are held here and can be attended by the public from a suspended balcony. The atrium opens out onto a sunken event plaza which is surrounded by wide staircases serving as amphitheatre. There are also meeting rooms and a bar called the Raadskelder, the Council Cellar.

Project details

  • Client: Dexia Bank N.V.
  • Completion date: 2007
  • Location (street)/country: Koksijde (Zeelaan)/Belgium
  • Status: Completed
  • Floor area: 6.890 m²
  • Type: Offices
  • Photography: Yvan Glavie

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