Coninckstraat 60, Amersfoort
Martien van Goor
PUBLICATIONS:de Architect 1977-11; Wonen TA/BK 1975-10; Bouw 1978-8; W.J. van Heuvel - Structuralisme in de Nederlandse architectuur, 1992
The designer of many cultural centres, Onno Greiner calls this one a 'play-town'. Two roofed inner streets provide access to a large hall, theatre, bar and creative centre. Volumes are organized in a pattern of squares (6.4 x 6.4 m.) individually constructed of ready-made elements (four columns and a timber roof). The use of small-scale components to generate larger brick-clad structures is typical of this type of building from the 1970s. After a fire, part of the building was modernized by Greiner.