Town Hall Velsen, Netherlands
Built in 1965, the Velsen Town Hall was the last major building designed by renowned Dutch architect W. M. Dudok. Its characteristic form is composed of three volumes: a square volume facing the square with an inner courtyard contains the public functions and offices; an elevated perpendicular building contains the council chamber; and a 50-metre-high clock tower is situated in between. This original section is known as Gebouw B. A new wing called Gebouw A was built behind in 1993. A walkway at the rear of Gebouw B connects both buildings. Gebouw B’s distinctive yellow brickwork and stepped plinth differentiate its public function. The building is currently heritage-listed; significant features include the facade, roof, courtyard and council chamber therefore a lot of Janisol Arte windows have been used.
©Michael van Oosten