Renovation Business district Transformation

Renovated and extended inner city office building of the 1960’s

'De Monarch I' is a renovated and extended inner city office building of the 1960’s, located on the so-called Monarch location within the Beatrixkwartier (Beatrix quarter) in The Hague. The Monarch area is a new central business district development at the entrance of the city, located at the highway A12, close to central station and two other railway stations. Monarch I comprises of 18.000 m2 office space on 16 storeys and two underground parking levels for 180 cars. It is used by CAK (Centraal Administratie Kantoor), the central administration office for the Dutch health sector.

Within the masterplan for this area by Spanish architect Joan Busquets, all buildings are perpendicular to the highway and to Princes Beatrixlaan, the central access road. Monarch I, since it is...

Location
  • The Hague, Netherlands
Client
  • Provast, The Hague
Year
  • 2010 - 2012
Status
  • Completed
Program
  • Renovation of 18.000 m2 office building Uderground parking garage for 180 parking spaces Design of public space
Disciplines
  • Architecture
Credits
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Photography: Pieter Kers
Awards
  • Gulden Feniks (nomination) (2013)
  • Cobouw Award 2011 (nomination) (2011)
  • BREEAM-NL Nieuwbouw 2010 Certificate 'Excellent'
  • Benelux Aluminum Award 2011 (extra prize facades and roofs)
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