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Town Hall

Town Hall

Lochem, Netherlands


Aan de Stegge Bouw & Werktuigbouw, Goor

Design Architect

RAU, Amsterdam


Elshof Metaaldak, Olst

Technical Specifications

Facade: 2,000 m² 14 t Double Standing Seam

Copyright Images


An oversized shawl is wrapped around the building of the new town hall in Lochem. At least that’s how the facade cladding makes it appear. This is because the Dutch municipality southwest of Hengelo merged with its neighbouring town of Gorssel and a larger town hall was needed. The metal shawl is meant as a gesture of connecting the residents with politics. As the new building’s centre and base of the political administration, the town hall stands for a transparent democracy. Instead of delineating individual workstations, the space features areas that can be used for focused work, collaborations or administration, as needed. A total of 14 t of RHEINZINK titanium zinc with the RHEINZINK prePATINA blue grey surface quality were used. The double standing seam technique was applied in the installation. You can find more information in the project report that can be downloaded on the left.