Project DescriptionDe Nieuwe Kolk – Assen
A building complex that houses various cultural facilities, including a theater with two theaters, a cinema with five halls and a public library. The main hall is a theater / concert hall for theater and music theater performances as well as symphonic concerts. It is therefore a permanent place for the Noord Nederlands Orkest. The small room is a multifunctional flat-floor theater, which in the set-up with approximately 250 seats on a telescope stand is also suitable for chamber music and with the stand pushed in provides multifunctional possibilities for, among other things, standing concerts.
• design and realization of the complete theater and cinema technical installations
• intensive collaboration with users
• advising and testing the designing and implementing parties (Design & Build party: BAM).
Project phases: program of requirements, provisional and definitive design, specifications, tendering and awarding, management and supervision, delivery, aftercare.
High level of ambition, worthy of the receiving theater of a provincial capital, equivalent to the other two northern Dutch provincial capitals Groningen and Leeuwarden (Groningen and Friesland province respectively). This means, among other things, that all traveling theater and music productions (large, medium, small) are offered an optimal stage. The theater is also a home stage for the Noord-Nederlands Toneel and the Noord-Nederlands Orkest. Rating: Building of the Year 2013 North / East region. “A spatial party. This adventurous labyrinth requires discovery. A cultural heart to be proud of, “said the jury.
- ClientCity of Assen
- ArchitectDe Zwarte Hond
- Project duration2006 - 2012
- Gross Floor Area30.000 m2
- Main hall 840 seats / 230 seats
- Small hallCinema halls resp. 262,186, 148 seats