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Montessori School Waalsdorp / De Zwarte Hond

  • Architects: De Zwarte Hond
  • 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 © ScagliolaBrakkee

“Zilverzijde” Social Housing / Atelier Kempe Thill

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • 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 © Ulrich Schwarz

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

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

Kavel K / Carve

  • Architects: Carve
  • 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 © Marleen Beek

KAAN Tapped to Transform Heritage Site into Dutch Think Tank

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 / Claus en Kaan Architecten

© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects: Claus en Kaan Architecten
  • 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: 205
  • Photographs: Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters

AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets 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 © Jan Bitter

BarentsKrans / Hofman Dujardin Architects

© Matthijs van Roon
© Matthijs van Roon
  • Architects: Hofman Dujardin 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 © Matthijs van Roon

Software Engineers Map All the Buildings in the Netherlands

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

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

© Michel Kievits
© Michel Kievits
  • Architects: ZZDP Architecten
  • 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 © Michel Kievits

House of Joyce & Jeroen / Personal Architecture

© René de Wit
© René de Wit

© René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit

Island House / 2by4-architects

Courtesy of 2by4-architects
Courtesy of 2by4-architects
  • Architects: 2by4-architects
  • Location: Loosdrechtse , 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

In Progress_AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets 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 © Jan Bitter

Atelier Anton Corbjin / Bos Alkemade Architecten

  • Architects: Bos Alkemade Architecten
  • 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 © Herman H. van Doorn

IkHa / Oatmeal Studio

  • Architects: Oatmeal Studio
  • 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 © Nadine Stijns