City Hall Lelystad - Lelystad
Whereas in many cities the town hall is a historical building, the Lelystad town hall is a building of modern architecture. In 1977, the news broke that an architecture prize would be awarded to the person with the winning design for the future town hall of Lelystad. Eighty-four designs were submitted. Jan Hoogstad eventually received the final commission for his design, in which spatiality was central. It had to be a balance between reason and emotion.
Another special feature is that the building was constructed in such a way that its energy consumption would be 50% lower than that of comparable buildings in the Netherlands. This is because the building materials in the building envelope are able to retain heat and cold temporarily and release it again later. The use of climate windows was also an important factor. This window has three layers of glass between which the heat from the sun is extracted and stored in a huge tank or used directly in the climate windows in places where the sun does not shine so hot.
The Town Hall was officially opened in 1984. In 1985, Jan Hoogstad won an international award for his design of Lelystad City Hall.
Between 2009 and 2011, the Town Hall underwent major renovations, with new annexes being added on the north and west sides.