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Taets art and congress centre

former ammunition factory

A former ammunition factory reused as art gallery and congress centre. Taets Art Gallery is a contemporary, international orientated gallery that frequently organizes exhibitions and events.


The new meeting rooms are designed as white abstract boxes and kept free from the V-shaped roof, keeping the monumental roof with metal truss construction visible. They are also visually kept free from the floor through the use of led light.


30 cm has been added to the exterior walls housing the air-conditioning and heating installations. The existing monumental slender metal windows are framed in a wooden frame to emphasize the classical appearance.


As a metaphor for the bullet shape the central conference room is designed as an oval shape, with walls which are clad with copper.


Taets art and congress centre

Program                      Congress centre Taets

                                       1 conference room (capacity 40 people)

                                       7 meeting rooms (capacity 10/25 people)

Status                           Completed March 2009

Size                               580 m²

Location                       Zaandam, The Netherlands

Client                             Jaarbeurs Catering Services bv, Verhaaf Party Catering bv

Architect                      Liong Lie

Design team                Roeland de Jong, Berry van Empel, Floor Theuns,

                                        Jerzy Wozniak, Pawel Garus, Raphael Floris

Photography                Christiaan de Bruijne