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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

AvB Tower in The Hague, the Netherlands by Wiel Arets Architects

 
August 22nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects

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.

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Project: AvB Tower
  • Location: The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Jan Bitter
  • Typology: Housing, School
  • Size: 24.000 m2
  • Date of design: 2010-2012
  • Date of completion: 2013
  • Project team: Wiel Arets, Rob Willemse, Joost Körver, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Jelle Homburg, Jochem Homminga
  • Collaborators: Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Ramon Alverez Roa, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bamberg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin, Marco Leite Velho, Itziar Quiros
  • Client: Anna van Buerenplein BV
  • Consultants: DGMR Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

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.

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

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.

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Wiel Arets Architects

Image Courtesy © Wiel Arets Architects

Image Courtesy © Wiel Arets Architects

Image Courtesy © Wiel Arets Architects

Image Courtesy © Wiel Arets Architects

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