Michael Graves and his colleagues at the firm participated with a group of architects led by Rob Krier to imagine the revitalization of de Resident, a rundown multi-block area of The Hague. The neighborhood was envisioned to become a vital mixed-use development combining new construction with rehabilitation of existing and mostly historic buildings. Our assignment was to transform a deteriorated 19-story 1950s-era steel and glass tower stripped down to its frame, into an office building for the Dutch government. The twin peaks of the new roof and the new planar brick walls with white-trimmed punched window openings recall the forms of traditional Dutch architecture. The form of the award-winning building creates an iconic presence in the city, where is it heralded as a modern landmark. We also designed the interiors of public spaces and the Ministers’ offices.
The neighborhood was envisioned to become a vital mixed-use development combining new construction with rehabilitation of existing and mostly historic buildings.
Michael Graves, FAIA
Associate Architect: Arcadis
The Hague, The Netherlands (Europe)
Friends of The Hague Citation for Improvements to the City
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