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DELVA Landscape Architects to Revive The Hague’s Historic Centre With Interconnected Urban Greens

14:00 - 21 May, 2017
DELVA Landscape Architects to Revive The Hague’s Historic Centre With Interconnected Urban Greens , via DELVA Landscape Architects / Urbanism
via DELVA Landscape Architects / Urbanism

Serving as a new gateway to the city through the connection of various green spaces and public programs, The Green Entrance is DELVA Landscape Architects’ masterplan for a historic district of The Hague. Given The Hague’s future inner-city densification, which involves the creation of 50,000 new houses, the Dutch firm’s aim is to aid these developments through sustainable and green urban strategies, manifested “through an integral approach between landscape design, cultural heritage, mobility, programming and technology.”

Commenting on the project’s primary function, the architects state: “’The Green Entrance’ connects areas that have been isolated over the years. It starts in the spacious and open ‘City Hall' that connects to the train station and continues to the ‘Koningin Julianaplein’. No narrow doors or gates, but a wide view over the green and lively surrounding public space.”

via DELVA Landscape Architects / Urbanism via DELVA Landscape Architects / Urbanism via DELVA Landscape Architects / Urbanism via DELVA Landscape Architects / Urbanism +18

House Gele Lis / GAAGA

03:00 - 10 May, 2017
House Gele Lis / GAAGA, Courtesy of GAAGA
Courtesy of GAAGA

Courtesy of GAAGA Courtesy of GAAGA Courtesy of GAAGA Courtesy of GAAGA +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague,The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Esther Stevelink, Arie Bergsma
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

MVRDV to Complete Two Stone Mixed-Use Towers in The Hague

14:15 - 23 March, 2017
© MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV and developer Provast has revealed plans for a two new mixed-use residential towers in The Hague that will add over 500 new apartments to the city’s Central Business District. Located on Grotiusplaats adjacent to the National Library and near the city’s Central Station, the “Grotius Towers” will offer 61,800 square meters of residential and commercial space to service the needs of The Hague’s growing downtown core.

The towers’ design reacts to the typical tower typology found in the Hague by focusing on high-quality details, a subtle facade, a ‘soft’ landing on the street and a ‘crown’ of large outdoor spaces. Inside, a mix of social housing and private accommodations will ensure the buildings are inhabited by a diverse community, while their ground-floor commercial plinths will make the complex a destination for shopping, dining and socializing.

See Richard Meier's City Hall in The Hague Repainted as the "World's Largest Mondrian"

16:20 - 14 February, 2017
See Richard Meier's City Hall in The Hague Repainted as the "World's Largest Mondrian", via The City of The Hague
via The City of The Hague

Richard Meier is well-known for his love of the color white, describing it as “the most wonderful color, because within it you can see all the colors of the rainbow” in his Pritzker Prize acceptance speech. As such, many of his buildings, including the City Hall of The Hague in Netherlands (completed in 1995), are painted head-to-toe in the snowy pigment. But now, all that white has given the building a new unintentional function: as a perfect canvas for the world’s largest Mondrian painting.

Capriole Café / Bureau Fraai

09:00 - 28 January, 2017
Capriole Café / Bureau Fraai, © René van Dongen
© René van Dongen

© René van Dongen © René van Dongen © Pascal Striebel © René van Dongen +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Rikjan Scholten, Daniel Aw
  • Area

    317.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

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

© ScagliolaBrakkee © ScagliolaBrakkee © ScagliolaBrakkee © ScagliolaBrakkee +13

  • 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

“Zilverzijde” Social Housing / Atelier Kempe Thill

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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