The redevelopment of the Stationspostgebouw in The Hague is official. Developer LIFE.NL, PostNL, Fosbury &Sons, the municipality of The Hague and developer SENS real estate gave the official start sign today. KCAP is involved as architect in the transformation of the historical building and as urban planner responsible for the urban vision of HS Kwartier of which the Stationspostgebouw is part of. With the building’s redevelopment, a first important impulse will be given to transform this area around station Hollands Spoor into an attractive area for living and working. The Stationspostgebouw will be used as the new head office of PostNL and will also accommodate Fosbury & Sons.

The historic Stationspostgebouw was designed by Chief Government Architect G.C. Bremer and built in 1949. With respect for the original architecture, KCAP will restore the building to its former glory. It will be technically modernized and strategic interventions will provide for significantly more daylight into deep of the building. A large connecting atrium will become the heart of the new PostNL headquarters and will spatially support social interaction and the collaboration of all PostNL head office staff in one location.

The Stationspostgebouw plays an important role in the urban redevelopment of HS Kwartier. KCAP’s urban vision focuses on densifying the area with a varied urban program including a large amount of residences. In this way, the plan meets the recent demand for more living space in inner-city areas. The excellent accessibility of this important mobility hub offers great potential for the urban redevelopment. The qualitative design of the public spaces and safeguarding of the human dimension within the densification strategy are key points of attention. With lively plinths, a varied streetscape and an open urban space at different heights, HS Kwartier will be transformed into an attractive environment for living and working.

The Stationspostgebouw is expected to be taken into use by PostNL in mid-2021. Constructors JP van Eesteren and Besix, together with installation company Unica, are responsible for the implementation.