City Theatre, Haarlem
|Architect:||Erick van Egeraat|
Erick van Egeraat
|Opdrachtgever:||Haarlem city council|
|Product:||tiles, porcelain, glaze in shades of white and green|
The architect-artist Babs Haenen was approached for the cladding of the façade. In an intensive collaborative project with Van Egeraat and Koninklijke Tichelaar, she examined how the ornamental tiles with their colour gradations that she had designed could actually be reproduced. The ceramic elements inserted in the recessed vertical lines in the façade of the rear part of the building, which become lighter and more colourful towards the top (a theme also repeated in the interior), refer to the original details of the building. As far as we know, this is the first façade cladding in the Netherlands to be made of porcelain.