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Currently in its completion stages, the Groninger Forum is expected to be able to open its doors to the public in September 2019. The Groninger Forum will be a Cultural Complex consisting of 11 layers with the public library Groningen, the Comics Museum, the Groninger Archives, and a cinema. There will also be a parking garage comprising five layers, which will accommodate around 400 cars and 1,500 bicycles.
NL Architects designed an ambitious, sculptural building on the east side of the Grote Markt. The extremities of the building lean at contrary angles. Bevelled surfaces improve the incursion of light for the surrounding buildings. They add spatial attractiveness to the building. The glass atrium offers spectacular views. There was great focus on sustainability during the entire design process. As a result, energy consumption is fifty percent less than a reference building.