AvB Tower – Den Haag Building

Anna van Buerenplein Tower Den Haag, Fortress Projectontwikkeling BV, The Hague, AvB Design

AvB Tower : Den Haag Building

AvB Tower Development in The Hague, Holland – design by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)

26 Jul 2013

AvB Tower in The Hague

Den Haag, The Netherlands

Design: Wiel Arets Architects

WAA progress construction on the AvB Tower in The Hague

The AvB Tower is located in the center of The Hague and is an extension of the ‘commuter-leisure’ concept currently emerging in the world’s metropolises.

AvB Tower Den Haag Building
photo : Jan Bitter

The Anne van Bueren Square serves as the lobby for AvB Tower, where a hybrid programming of shops, lobby, restaurant, offices, lecture hall, and library – where the academic dweller finds a communicative atmosphere – when fluidly linked, can be seen as an extension of the ‘commuter-leisure’ concept currently emerging in the world’s major metropolises. The first five floors provide space for this hybrid programming, while above, 400 spacious ‘guest-rooms’ will function as student studios with floor-to-ceiling sliding yellow-tinted glass panels, thus providing views to the square, the skyline of The Hague, and the North Sea beyond. A flood of visual contact from within the steel tower out onto the the adjacent square will ensure that the tower’s residents are provided a truly urban university living experience. Located next to the city’s Central Station, at the intersection of urban envelope and square, the tower encourages and creates an amplified ‘interiority’ within and around the Anne van Bueren Square.

Anna van Buerenplein Tower : main page with completion photos
AvB Tower in The Hague
photo : Jan Bitter

24 Dec 2012

AvB Tower

The Hague, The Netherlands

Design: Wiel Arets Architects

Wiel Arets Architects progress construction on the AvB Tower in The Hague, the Netherlands

The Hague, December 2012 – The AvB Tower will be located on the Anna van Bueren square in the center of The Hague and is an extension of the ‘commuter-leisure’ concept currently emerging in the world’s metropolises. The Anna van Bueren square serves as the lobby for AvB Tower, within which a hybrid program will be realized that can be seen as an extension of the commuter-leisure concept.

AvB Tower Anna van Buerenplein Tower Den Haag
photos : Jan Bitter

The first five floors will accommodate the lobby, shops, restaurants, offices, a lecture hall, and library, where the ‘academic-dweller’ finds a communicative atmosphere. The 400 spacious ‘guest-rooms’ will function as studios with floor-to-ceiling sliding yellow-tinted glass panels, providing views to the square, the skyline of The Hague, and the North Sea beyond. Visual contact with the urban outdoor space enables a unique university studio-living experience. The hybrid program of the steel tower, located next to The Hague’s Central Station at the intersection of the urban envelope and square, was designed with a sculptural silhouette, which the gleaming glass and aluminum façade reinforce – thus encouraging ‘interiority’.

21 Mar 2012

Anna van Buerenplein Tower Building

The Hague

Design: Wiel Arets Architects

(The Hague, 21 March 2012) Wiel Arets Architects begin construction on the Anna van Buerenplein Tower in The Hague, the Netherlands

Anna van Buerenplein Tower The Hague Anna van Buerenplein Tower Den Haag Anna van Buerenplein Tower
images from Wiel Arets Architects

The Anna van Bueren square serves as the lobby for AvB Tower, within which a hybrid program will be realized that can be seen as an extension of the commuter-leisure concept. The first five floors will accomodate the lobby, shops, restaurants, offices, a lecture hall, and library, where the ‘academic-dweller’ finds a communicative atmosphere. The 400 spacious ‘guest-rooms’ will function as studios with floor-to-ceiling sliding yellow-tinted glass panels, providing views to the square, the skyline of The Hague, and the North Sea beyond. Visual contact with the urban outdoor space enables a unique university studio-living experience. The hybrid program of the steel tower, located next to The Hague’s Central Station at the intersection of the urban envelope and square, was designed with a sculptural silhouette, which the gleaming glass and aluminum façade reinforce – thus encouraging ‘interiority’.

Anna van Buerenplein Tower Building

Type: Housing, Commercial
Location: The Hague, the Netherlands
Date of Design: 2007-10
Status: Under Construction
Expected Completion: Autumn 2013
Total Area: 24.000 m2
Client: Fortress Projectontwikkeling BV
Architect: Wiel Arets
Project Team: Bettina Kraus, Jochem Homminga, Joost Körver, Rob Willemse, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Ramon Alverez Roa
Collaborators: Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bamberg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin

Anna van Buerenplein Tower The Hague images / information from Wiel Arets Architects

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