Stationspostgebouw The Hague has been opened

Today, The Hague’s historical Stationspostgebouw was officially opened by Mayor Jan van Zanen after restoration by KCAP and interior design by Kraaijvanger Architects. The national monument welcomes Dutch mail service provider PostNL as their new headquarters and offers additional co-working spaces for other users. The main challenge was to renovate and revamp the shell and structure of the building and preserve the authentic design of the timeless building while creating an interactive working environment for the 21st century, able also to accommodate the changes in work-life through the COVID-19 pandemic. The intervention consisted of carving out an impressive light-filled atrium and inserting new floors, allowing for visual contact and interaction. Bridges and stairs crisscross the cascading open space, recalling the conveyor belts and mail sorting machines used in the building in former times.

Thanks to many sustainable and energy-saving solutions and applying circular principles by reusing existing material where possible, the renovated Stationspostgebouw has been transformed into a future-proof office building with respect for its past. As the first realised building in KCAP’s urban vision for HS Kwartier, it forms an important step in transforming the area around Hollands Spoor station into a dense urban quarter for living and working. 

Commissioned by LIFE.NV, in cooperation with SENS real estate