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ROC Mondriaan Laak II / LIAG

  • 01:00 - 3 April, 2012
ROC Mondriaan Laak II / LIAG
ROC Mondriaan Laak II / LIAG, © Vulkers Fotografie
© Vulkers Fotografie

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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Project Team

    Erik Schotte, Carina Norregaard, Maja Frackowiak, Peter Donkers, Martin Pasman, Arie Aalbers and Hong Siem
  • Client

    NS Poort Ontwikkeling
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. The new building is situated on a narrow plot, perched between the busy railway lines at The Hague HS Station and the Waldorpstraat. The position, close to the public transport node is an excellent strategic choice: the school campus that is formed here in conjunction with The Hague University of Applied Sciences, the student and entry level housing and the resulting social life, is directly connected to all forms of (public) transport and is situated in the middle of the city.

site plan
site plan

The building forms a powerful and colourful (a la Mondriaan) completion of the Leeghwaterplein. Seen from the train, it serves as a calling card for ROC Mondriaan. The building has a grid shaped concrete façade decorated in the ROC colours. The effect in combination with the windows results in a strong whole. An arcade follows the pedestrian route from the train station to the housing complexes and Megastores shopping mall. Large glass areas along the arcade provide a glimpse into the school, which serves to combine transparency and a display window for vocational training with increased public safety.

© Vulkers Fotografie
© Vulkers Fotografie

The building’s is designed with a floor plan based on a framework, to facilitate future conversion into offices. By choosing spans without columns, from the façade to the cores, the layout of the school is adaptable for future schooling insights.

© Vulkers Fotografie
© Vulkers Fotografie

The building has two main volumes each with its own core and all support functions. This means that the complex could in the future be leased as two individual office building sections.

ground floor plan
ground floor plan

The entirely prefabricated building was manufactured in Germany. The squares on the grid shaped concrete facade feature the school’s colours. Together with the “random” pattern of coloured panels and windows, the repetition of the exterior concrete elements creates a look without scale and a powerful whole.

© Vulkers Fotografie
© Vulkers Fotografie
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28 Comments

architect · July 29, 2012

holl wasn't original for deep window with primary colors. obviously holl has been a big fan of corbusier and hisUnité d'Habitation and ronchamp with colored aperture.

Red Wolf · April 08, 2012

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Als · April 05, 2012

I must ask: why did the architects do this? It's certainly a copy-paste of Holl but was it an accident?

Als · April 06, 2012 02:28 PM

Now I started to like it, but it's still Holl.

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Richard Peck · April 03, 2012

Interior more convincing than exterior, regarding Mondrian

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Paul Harding, FAIA · April 03, 2012

It looks like a slightly modified version of Steven Holl's dormitory at MIT. At least add Mr. Holl to the project team.

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Munter Roe · April 03, 2012

Looks at the amount of chemtrails in the sky.

Tom Peeters · April 03, 2012 05:48 PM

those are clouds, chemtrails are a myth btw.

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nga ngoc · April 03, 2012

First look, I see Holl's architecture.
I like powerful colour!

H-J · April 03, 2012

Why don't they respect Mondriaan's colour palette? It's an outrage...

Jon Scherptong · April 03, 2012

I live very close to this building. Too close. I've seen the whole construction process and hoped at some point it would start looking good. It didn't.

Tom Peeters · April 03, 2012

well, i like the excessive use of color.

Andrew A. Shenouda · April 03, 2012

The facade looks like Steven Holl buildings.

Ornament and Crime · April 03, 2012

Awful.

It's like a poor man's Steven Holl or a Laminex showroom.

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