I came across this project after speaking to Deltalight, who provided the lighting solutions throughout the new Town Hall at Harelbeke in Belgium. Architects Dehullu & Partners designed the project which was completed in September 2011. I have rarely seen a public building with as clean and contemporary a design as this and it makes a refreshing change from the austere, traditional interiors seen in many town halls.
Images are by Tim Van de Velde.
In order to anticipate the growing needs of city services a masterplan was developed, incorporating the new entrance building in between two existing halves of the 19th century Town Hall. None of the floors of the neighboring buildings were corresponding, providing a real challenge in making all floors accessible for wheelchair users.