The newly build a library in Deventer (Netherlands) was built in 2018. It was built on the market in the middle of the city, on the cellars of an old bank building. The building is open and bright. Bierman Henket Architecten was commissioned with the planning and implementation of the project. The library is an inviting place for meetings, studies, and literary activities.
The building opens up to the city center with large glass fronts. The ground floor is flexible and can be used for meetings and discussions. An auditorium with 80 seats was opened in the basement.
In addition to the use of glass fronts, ceramics were used for the building material. The vertically laid ceramic elements in a natural color lend the building an unmistakable appearance. For the new library, a special facade cladding of ochre-colored ceramic elements with a refined vertical line was designed. The façade surfaces have nuances due to shading, a diagonal offset of the panels and the alternation of smooth and combed structures in the surface.
The profile of the ceramic elements from the TERRART-CUSTOM range was developed with the help of our experts. A special tool has been developed for changing smooth and combed structures. These structures on the surface make the façade of the library an unmistakable eye-catcher in the Deventer cityscape.
In addition, the use of materials allows the library to blend in with its historical surroundings. Windows and fronts create the contact between the bright rooms of the public facility and the medieval structure of Deventer’s city center.
The ceramic façade, manufactured by NBK, will provide this building with the best structural properties for decades in addition to a colorfast and architecturally unique façade. Like all our facades, it is weather-resistant, low-maintenance, UV-resistant and extremely durable.
We would like to thank the Bierman Henket team of architects for their confidence in us.
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