Contracted by the building combination Koopmans - JP van Eesteren, Voortman Steel Construction participated in the construction of the city hall in Almelo. The city hall, designed by former local resident Vincent van der Meulen van Kraaijvanger, contains more than 450 tons of steel.
The new sustainable city hall with an area of approximately 17,000 m2 (GFA) and a height of over 50 meters supports the principles of The New Way of Working, with approximately 555 flexible workplaces. The office spaces are divided over two towers, which have been repositioned from the plinth.
The workspaces have a flexible lay-out and are situated around a central open space, which functions as a meeting area. The split level floors are connected via inviting stairs. On the roof of the plinth a parking deck for approximately 100 cars is provided. The plinth has a largely green roof, which offers residents a pleasant view.
The design was awarded the BREEAM-NL Excellent score by the Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC). BREEAM is the most important and widely used sustainability label for buildings in the world. The aim was a sustainable city hall with minimal impact on the environment, both during construction and in use.