The ‘Baljurk-project” (baljurk = evening-dress, ball gown) is situated in the centre of The Hague, next to the old Passage. The construction of the Passage in 1882 has transformed the urban tissue. Before this transformation there used to be a meandering transition between the two streets “Kettingstraat” and the “Achterom”, cause by the fact that the “Achterom” used to be a modest stream. This organic flow is unique in the context of The Hague’s rectangular lay-out. By consequence of the construction of the Passage this smooth transition was converted into a straight angle. The Baljurk-project is exactly placed on this corner.
- Architect: Eric Vreedenburgh – Archipelontwerpers
- Purchasers: Geste groep
- Team: Coen Bouwmeester, Jaap Baselmans, Arjan Mulder, Niels Groeneveld
- Project date: 2000
- Realization date: 2005
- Addres of the project realization: Kettingstaat / Achterom, Den Haag