Netherlands Forensic Institute, Ypenburg, Building, Dutch Project, Image, Architect

Den Haag Architecture : NFI

Contemporary Building in The Hague, The Netherlands design by Claus en Kaan Architecten, Europe

8 Jul 2008

NFI Ypenburg

Design: Claus en Kaan Architecten

Netherlands Forensic Institute, Ypenburg, The Hague

Netherlands Forensic Institute, Ypenburg, The Hague
photograph : Christian Richters

Located on the outskirts of Ypenburg in The Hague, the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) has a total of four floors, one of which is hidden in an embankment. The building is a glass volume encased in an openwork steel box that acts as solar shading. To ensure optimal solar shading on all sides of the building, the steel and glass boxes are slightly out of alignment.

Netherlands Forensic Institute Netherlands Forensic Institute Ypenburg Netherlands Forensic Institute Building
photos : Christian Richters

Stacked beside the entrance are the auditorium, library and conference centre. Directly behind the entrance is a long hall measuring 70 x 7 x7 metres. To left and right of this hall are three patios lined by cellular offices.

Netherlands Forensic Institute
photo : PANDION

The outermost zone of the building contains the laboratories, separated from one another by relocatable dividing walls. The columnar structure is concealed in these walls: between lab and corridor it takes the form of built-in cupboards; between the labs themselves the columns disappear in thick walls from which height-adjustable workbenches project.

Netherlands Forensic Institute Netherlands Forensic Institute
photos : Christian Richters

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Claus en Kaan Architecten

Location: Den Haag, The Netehrlands, western Europe

Architecture in Den Haag

Contemporary Architecture in Den Haag – architectural selection below:

Den Haag Architecture Designs – chronological list

Dutch Architect Studios

Bicycle Parking Garage, under the Koningin Julianaplein
Design: Silo with Studio Marsman
Den Haag bicycle parking garage
photo : Mike Bink
Den Haag Bicycle Parking Garage
As the COVID-19 crisis has spurred new initiatives to make cities more pedestrian and bike-friendly, the Netherlands continues to lead by example. In The Hague, the world’s second-largest bicycle parking garage has been opened, featuring an all-encompassing back-lit mural of Escher-like tesselations that honor the city’s eclectic architecture.

Park Hoog Oostduin
Design: cepezed, Architects
Park Hoog Oostduin Den Haag apartments building
photo © Lucas van der Wee
Park Hoog Oostduin, The Hague
The project designed by architectural office cepezed is a transformation of the former Shell office at 75 Oostduinlaan, which had long been part of the Shell campus in the stately Benoordenhout district. The 1968 ensemble was originally designed by H.E. Oud, son of the well-known modernist architect J.J.P. Oud.

Dutch architects – UN Studio, fomerly Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau

Netherlands architecture – Neutelings Riedijk Architecten Building

Dutch architects – Mecanoo

Beatrixkwartier The Hague

Church Buildings

Office Buildings

School Buildings

University Buildings

Buildings by Claus en Kaan Architecten

Royal Netherlands Embassy

Paleis van Justitie

Kazerne Dossin Museum

Waterschap Breda

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Netherlands Forensic Institute Building

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