© christian richter

erick van egeraat recently renovated and added a contemporary extension to one of the netherlands most important theatres in haarlem. the municipal theatre of haarlem was originally built during the second world war and had undergone a series of renovations to contemporize it. erick van egeraat aimed to restore the monument’s original character while bring the theatre up to date. the most significant part of the extension is the new flight tower with a sizable volume. the visual impact of this was decreased with the layered façade and materials like  brickwork, ornamented porcelain and screen-printed glass. this faced was designed in cooperation with well-known dutch ceramic artist babs haenen. inside, the architects worked to restore the grand theatre and other spaces to their original splendour, while updating them to modern standards.

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erick van egeraat: municipal theatre of haarlem© christian richter

erick van egeraat: municipal theatre of haarlem© christian richter

erick van egeraat: municipal theatre of haarlem© christian richter

erick van egeraat: municipal theatre of haarlem© christian richter

erick van egeraat: municipal theatre of haarlem© christian richter

erick van egeraat: municipal theatre of haarlem© christian richter

erick van egeraat: municipal theatre of haarlem© christian richter