City hall The architect has tried to counteract the rigorous design of the former Town Hall, which is oblique with this playful building. The building has two parts. The largest space of the building lies like a fish body along the Beacon. It is an elongated section that follows the curvature of the tail. A smaller space is like a fiery fish tail along the Touwbaan. The building's main façade is largely built of ultramarine blue glass just like the northern headland. The roofing is made of zinc.
Old City Hall In the place where the textile company Palthe used to be, in 1972 the new Almelo City Hall came. Architect J.J.P. Oud was one of the most important representatives of modern architecture in the Netherlands. The town hall is the last realized design of J.J.P. Oud. The architect has made the sober-shaped building more lively through the use of various materials and colors. The three connected spaces each have their own color: yellow, white and blue. The large glass facade behind which officials work must portray openness and involvement with the city. The 2 meter high sculptures on the roof at the rear, symbolize birds representing that Church and Province.