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AD Classics: Dutch Parliament Extension / OMA

04:00 - 22 April, 2016
AD Classics: Dutch Parliament Extension / OMA, © OMA
© OMA

Designed shortly before Zaha Hadid left the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)—led by Rem Koolhaas—to found her practice, Zaha Hadid Architects, the proposed extension for the Dutch Parliament firmly rejects the notion that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Rather than mimic the style of the existing historic buildings, OMA elected to pay tribute to the complex’s accretive construction by inserting a collection of visibly postmodern, geometric elements. These new buildings, unapologetic products of the late 1970s, would have served as unmistakable indicators of the passage of time, creating a graphic reminder of the Parliament’s long history.

"The Final Push". Image Courtesy of A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. Courtesy of A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. "The Podium: Accommodation for Orgies of Speech". Image Courtesy of A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. Elevations. Image Courtesy of A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. +9

Montessori School Waalsdorp / De Zwarte Hond

01:00 - 4 November, 2014
Montessori School Waalsdorp  / De Zwarte Hond, © ScagliolaBrakkee
© ScagliolaBrakkee
  • Architects

  • Location

    Utenbroekestraat 6, 2597 PH The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Developer

    Bouwonderneming Stout B.V., Hardinxveld-Giessendam, The Netherlands
  • Area

    2480.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© ScagliolaBrakkee © ScagliolaBrakkee © ScagliolaBrakkee © ScagliolaBrakkee +13

“Zilverzijde” Social Housing / Atelier Kempe Thill

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
“Zilverzijde” Social Housing / Atelier Kempe Thill, © Ulrich Schwarz
© Ulrich Schwarz
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    André Kempe, Oliver Thill, Teun van der Meulen, Rafael Alencar Saraiva, Marcel Geerdink, Anja Mueller, Peter Graf, Stefanie Diwischek, Andris Rubenis, David van Eck
  • Area

    9132.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz +32

The Dutch Royal Picture Gallery at The Hague to Reopen Following Extensive Renovation

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
The Dutch Royal Picture Gallery at The Hague to Reopen Following Extensive Renovation, Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman
Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman

The Mauritshuis, a Dutch 17th century city palace in The Hague, will reopen this week following a large scale renovation and extension designed by Hans van Heeswijk with servicing and fire engineering undertaken by Arup. Similar to Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, which reopened after a ten year restoration and remodelling in 2013, the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery exhibits one of the finest collections of Dutch Golden Age paintings including Johannes Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring. Alongside a large scale renovation, Hans van Heeswijk have also extended the galleries with new exhibition spaces, an auditorium and educational spaces.

Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman +24

Kavel K / Carve

01:00 - 5 April, 2014
Kavel K / Carve, © Marleen Beek
© Marleen Beek
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Carve Team

    Elger Blitz, Mark van der Eng, Thomas Tiel Groenestege, Emma Kaul, Thijs van der Zouwen, Hannah Schubert
  • Area

    1650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Marleen Beek © Marleen Beek © Marleen Beek © Marleen Beek +30

KAAN Tapped to Transform Heritage Site into Dutch Think Tank

00:00 - 16 March, 2014
KAAN Tapped to Transform Heritage Site into Dutch Think Tank, © KAAN Architecten
© KAAN Architecten

The Hague government officials have named KAAN Architecten’s design for the Facilicom Consortium PPS B30 as winner of the PPP contract for the Bezuidenhoutseweg 30 project. Originally built in 1917 for the Department of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries, KAAN is expected to transform the existing National Heritage Site facilities into a vibrant and open “modern day think tank” for the Dutch government. 

Netherlands Forensic Institute / KAAN Architecten

01:00 - 23 September, 2013
© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
  • Project Team

    Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio, Allard Assies, Henri van Bennekom, Valéry Didelon, Gabriella Fiorentini, Michael Geensen, Artsje Hijlkema, Carl de Leeuw, Eric van Noord, Hannes Ochmann, Björn Scharwei, Kartsen Schellmat, Heidi Serbruyns, Kim Sneyders, Pasquale Talerico, Thierry Voellinger, Martin Zwinggi
  • Client

    The Government Buildings Agency
  • Area

    28500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +13

AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Project Team

    Rob Willemse, Joost Körver, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Jelle Homburg, Jochem Homminga
  • Collaborators

    Janosch Welzien, Ramon Alverez Roa, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bamberg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin, Itziar Quiros
  • Client

    Anna van Buerenplein BV
  • Owner

    Green College Court BV
  • Occupant

    University of Leiden
  • Interior

    Studio RTM
  • Consultants

    DGMR Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Wessels Zeist BV
  • Area

    24500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +31

BarentsKrans / Hofman Dujardin Architects

01:00 - 16 September, 2013
© Matthijs van Roon
© Matthijs van Roon
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Project team

    Michiel Hofman, Barbara Dujardin, Bo Winnubst, Pieter Mulder, Nicola Placella, Stan Flohr and Jeroen Semeijn
  • Project management

    CBRE
  • Area

    5200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Matthijs van Roon © Matthijs van Roon © Matthijs van Roon © Matthijs van Roon +39

Software Engineers Map All the Buildings in the Netherlands

00:00 - 8 September, 2013
Software Engineers Map All the Buildings in the Netherlands, Aerial of Amsterdam. Image Courtesy of Waag Society
Aerial of Amsterdam. Image Courtesy of Waag Society

The Waag Society, together with designer and software engineer Bert Spaan, have put the Netherlands back on the map - the data map. After several months of coding and design, the partnership has managed to account for all 9,866,539 buildings in the country, visualized in varying colors to identify old and new buildings. After a user clicks on a specific block, additional building and city information displays square footages, addresses, populations and programs, among other stats. Users can navigate from Amsterdam to the Hague experiencing hundreds of years of urban development along the way, from the pre-1800s to post-2005 buildings, indicated by the red to blue gradient. 

Why Cycling is Part of Being Dutch

00:00 - 30 August, 2013
Why Cycling is Part of Being Dutch, Bike parking in Amsterdam. Image © Getty Images
Bike parking in Amsterdam. Image © Getty Images

Did you know that there are more bicycles than residents in The Netherlands? You may be shocked to learn that up to 70% of all journeys are made by bike in cities like Amsterdam and The Hague. To accommodate such a huge number of bike-enthusiasts, bike parking facilities can be found everywhere - outside schools, office buildings and shops. Not to mention the fact that many Dutch cities even have special bike paths that are completely segregated from motorized traffic with signs that read "Bike Street: Cars are guests." Ever wondered why the Dutch are so bike crazy and how bicycles came to be such an important part of everyday life in The Netherlands? Click here to read all about it and look here for our story on Why Cycle Cities Are the Future!

Haagsche Zwaan / ZZDP Architecten

01:00 - 7 April, 2013
© Michel Kievits
© Michel Kievits
  • Architects

  • Location

    Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Joris Deur, Adam Smit
  • Design Team

    Ramon Gianotten, Danny Honhoff
  • Area

    27500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits +16

House of Joyce & Jeroen / Personal Architecture

01:00 - 26 March, 2013
© René de Wit
© René de Wit

© René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit +19

Island House / 2by4-architects

01:00 - 1 March, 2013
Courtesy of 2by4-architects
Courtesy of 2by4-architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Loosdrechtse , The Netherlands
  • Contractor

    Bouwbedrijf Van Schaik
  • Area

    32.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of 2by4-architects

Courtesy of 2by4-architects Courtesy of 2by4-architects Courtesy of 2by4-architects Courtesy of 2by4-architects +16

In Progress_AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 31 December, 2012
In Progress_AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Project Team

    Bettina Kraus, Jochem Homminga, Joost Körver, Rob Willemse, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Ramon Alverez Roa
  • Collaborators

    Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bam- berg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin
  • Area

    24000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +17

Atelier Anton Corbjin / Bos Alkemade Architecten

01:00 - 15 September, 2012
Atelier Anton Corbjin / Bos Alkemade Architecten, © Herman H. van Doorn
© Herman H. van Doorn
  • Architects

  • Location

    Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • Contractor

    Bebouw Uithoorn
  • Construction advisor

    Zevenbergen Rijswijk
  • Installation advisor

    Klictet advies b.v. Waalwijk
  • Area

    340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Herman H. van Doorn © Herman H. van Doorn © Herman H. van Doorn © Herman H. van Doorn +23

IkHa / Oatmeal Studio

01:00 - 17 July, 2012
IkHa / Oatmeal Studio, © Nadine Stijns
© Nadine Stijns
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Annika Syrjämäki, Rosa Dalle Vedove
  • Client

    Filmhuis Den Haag
  • Area

    70.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Nadine Stijns © Nadine Stijns © Nadine Stijns © Nadine Stijns +11

Primary School The Hague / Rocha Tombal Architects

01:00 - 30 May, 2012
Primary School The Hague / Rocha Tombal Architects, Courtesy of  rocha tombal architects
Courtesy of rocha tombal architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Arnold Aletrinoplantsoen 8, 2525 The Hague Center, The Netherlands
  • Architects

    Rocha Tombal Architects - Ana Rocha, Michel Tombal
  • Collaborators

    Iwona Wozniakowska, Elena Cabrera Vacas
  • Client

    Stichting Haagse Scholen
  • Constructor

    Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft
  • Contractor

    Vink Bouw, Nieuwkoop
  • Costs Exclusive Installations And Btw

    € 969.370
  • Area

    965.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of rocha tombal architects

Courtesy of  rocha tombal architects Courtesy of  rocha tombal architects Courtesy of  rocha tombal architects Courtesy of  rocha tombal architects +58