Atelier PRO architects created the interior design for the new Town Hall Quarter in Deventer, Holland municipality with flexibility, sustainability, cooperation and interaction as the major basic principles.
The redesign entailed a new build (about 19,500 m²) and renovation, restoration and preservation of existing national monuments. The striking new build, respectfully conforms to the existing historic buildings.
Visual artist Loes ten Anscher developed aluminum window frames out of the fingerprints belonging to hundreds of local inhabitants. Their thumb, finger and even their toes got an eternal place in the new building. In total 2300 Deventen citizens were invited to hand in their fingerprints. All fingerprint scans were turned into a fingerprint clay mold. In the foundry the clay molds turned into sand molds, that were filled with fluid aluminum. After the aluminum being cooled the window frames were finished.