25 October 2012

Raadhuis van Nieuwer-Amstel

This strange beautiful building used to be the town hall of the department Nieuwer Amstel, what is now Amstelveen. It was build in a neo renaissance style in the year 1890. From 1914 untill 2007 the city ​​Archives were housed here. Right behind the building is the Diamond factory of Asscher, that I mentioned in an earlier post already. The plan was to transform the building into a hotel in the future. As we all know the financial crisis frustrates all architectural projects and renovations. The architect is Roelof Kuipers.