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KAAN Tapped to Transform Heritage Site into Dutch Think Tank

KAAN Tapped to Transform Heritage Site into Dutch Think Tank
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.

© KAAN Architecten
© KAAN Architecten

Characterized by a public ground floor area at the intersection of city, woodlands and public gardens, the winning design will reinvent the closed-in existing structure as a “succession of attractive, transparent spaces.” Bright, airy expansions will be carefully interwoven with the monumental facility “to create a new, clearly defined and unified complex.”

© KAAN Architecten
© KAAN Architecten

Once complete in 2016, the new center will serve as the joint premises for the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP), the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) and the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli).

© KAAN Architecten
© KAAN Architecten
  • Competition

    PPS Bezuidenhoutsweg 30
  • Award

    First Prize
  • Architects

    KAAN Architecten
  • Location

    Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, 2594 AV The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Timo Cardol, Kevin Claus, Sebastian van Damme, Paolo Faleschini, Walter Hoogerwerf, Kees Kaan, Loes Martens, Giuseppe Mazzaglia, Maurizio Papa, Dikkie Scipio, Christian Sluijmer
  • Client

    Government Buildings Agency, The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Area

    21000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "KAAN Tapped to Transform Heritage Site into Dutch Think Tank" 16 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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