Finally the contours of the new cultural centre, in which Veenendaal library would be established after spending 12 years in a temporary location, were visible.
Various programmes of requirements and interior design concepts had been considered. The shell of the new building was very impressive and therefore required an interior design that would transcend the usual. Veenendaal municipality, in its role as principal, asked the architect of the building, Jos van Eldonk to design the interior. In consultation with the principal and future residents Jos van Eldonk created a design. The municipality of Veenendaal then selected Bieb Systemen (a subsidiary of Van Keulen Interieurbouw B.V.) to manage the completion phase. As project manager of the new building, I had frequent contact with the employees of Bieb Systemen. It is partly thanks to them that the process of designing and setting up the interior went so smoothly. Designs that were less functional than thought, were expertly adapted in their own factory without this being at the expense of “the look”. Months of intensive consultations, in which both the friendliness and efficiency of the Bieb Systemen staff positively influenced the process, resulted in an elegant interior.
The Culture Factory in Veenendaal, which besides the library also houses the Art Library, the Old Veenendaal Historical Society and the Veenendaal Historical Museum, is an eye catcher from both inside and out. Curious?