OMA chosen to convert rijnstraat 8 offices in the hague OMA chosen to convert rijnstraat 8 offices in the hague
jun 03, 2014

OMA chosen to convert rijnstraat 8 offices in the hague

OMA chosen to convert rijnstraat 8 offices in the hague
image © poortcentraal / OMA / BAM

 

 

 

working as part of a consortium comprising construction group BAM and ISS netherland, OMA has been selected to renovate ‘rijnstraat 8’, a governmental office building constructed in 1993. positioned centrally within the dutch city of the hague, the building will accommodate the ministries of foreign affairs, infrastructure and environment, immigration and naturalization services, and the CAO (central agency for the reception of asylum seekers).

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public circulation routes are more clearly defined, connecting the offices within the urban fabric
image © poortcentraal / OMA / BAM

 

 

 

the project will transform the existing structure, converting the traditional configuration into adaptable office space for a range of different organizations. developed with the building’s original architect jan hoogstad, the integrated concept revives the existing design while simultaneously catering to modern demands that require more efficiency within central government.

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solid walls have been replaced with glazing, establishing a sense of transparency
image © poortcentraal / OMA / BAM

 

 

 

a greater degree of transparency is achieved with glazing replacing solid walls at ground level, while public circulation routes are more clearly defined – connecting the offices within the urban fabric. the property is scheduled to be completed by late 2016, with several organizations moving in by early 2017.

OMA rijnstraat 8 the hague netherlands designboom
the scheme has been developed with the building’s original architect jan hoogstad
image © poortcentraal / OMA / BAM

OMA rijnstraat 8 the hague netherlands designboom
the building will accommodate adaptable office space for a range of organizations
image © poortcentraal / OMA / BAM

OMA rijnstraat 8 the hague netherlands designboom
‘rijnstraat 8’ is scheduled to be completed by late 2016
image © poortcentraal / OMA / BAM

  • I would have enjoyed seeing the original plan for context.

    Ron Smith says:

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