Noordelijk Havenhoofd Scheveningen [NL]

Noordelijk Havenhoofd (Northern pier), an 8,8 ha. area in the south of Scheveningen, will be redeveloped to combine its existing fishing industry with a mixed program for recreation. Noordelijk Havenhoofd is a district of the Hague, located directly at the North Sea and well-known as a sea resort and fishing harbour.

The area consists of two parts: the fishing harbour with fish processing companies and the seaside boulevard with a recreational tourism program. In the urban vision, the fishing industry concentrate and extend around the first harbour. This creates more space to unload daily catches and to organize efficient and sustainable logistics processes.

Adjacent to the boulevard designed by Spanish architect De Solà-Morales, a new dune will be constructed with a promenade on top of a parking garage, overlooking the beach and the seaside. At the tip of the promenade a 3-star hotel, a hotel-apartment complex with pavilions and terraces and a future indoor sport cluster are planned in addition the educational centre 'FISH' to teach visitors all about fish and the North Sea. Within the urban vision KCAP will be responsible for the hotel building and the renovation and expansion of the monumental United Fish Auctions (UFA) buildings.

The transformation of Noordelijk Havenhoofd creates spatial and economic benefits twofold: by strengthening the competitiveness of Scheveningen as a fishing harbour, and by creating new destinations and public space to increase the attraction of Scheveningen as a seaside resort.

Client Volker Wessels Vastgoed
Program 8,8 ha redevelopment for mixed recreational program in combination with existing fishing industry
Time 2013 - present
Role Urban planner and architect Inntel hotel and UFA