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it has been announced that rotterdam’s ‘timmerhuis’ — the new home for the city’s municipal offices — will officially open to the public on december 11, 2015. conceived by OMA, the scheme accommodates a range of retail, cultural, work and residential spaces, with the design led by partner reinier de graaf alongside associates katrien van dijk and alex de jong.
‘we are very proud of timmerhuis,’ states de graaf. ‘rather than adding to rotterdam’s crowded history of revisionist planning and cacophony of architectural styles, the typical mass of timmerhuis negotiates between the architectures of the buildings surrounding it.’