The Dutch House of Representatives is set to receive a new underground public entrance. Today, outgoing Minister Hugo de Jonge for Housing and Spatial Planning, House Speaker Vera Bergkamp, and Councilor Saskia Bruines of the municipality of The Hague jointly presented the Preliminary Design for the new entrance. The last major renovation of this part of the Binnenhof took place 30 years ago. A new underground entrance outside the building is necessary to ensure that the vital work of the Dutch House of Representatives can continue. This has resulted in more space within the building where the public, politicians, and the press can interact.
The Preliminary Design for the entrance building by Architekten Cie. features a light and transparent design. Around the building, a green and pleasant area has been designed for visitors and residents of The Hague by landscape architects Karres en Brands. The new public entrance is a crucial component of the Binnenhof’s renovation. The design will be further developed in collaboration with all partners in the coming period. The Final Design for the new public entrance is expected to be confirmed in May 2024. Studio DL is engaged as a lighting design firm in the renovation of the Binnenhof on behalf of the State Real Estate Agency, handling the outdoor spaces and facades of the entire complex.
Architecture: the Architekten Cie.
Landscape architecture: Karres and Brands
Lighting design: BeersNielsen and Studio DL
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