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
Design: Claus en Kaan Architecten
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.
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.
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.
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
Bicycle Parking Garage, under the Koningin Julianaplein
Design: Silo with Studio Marsman
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
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
Buildings by Claus en Kaan Architecten
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Netherlands Forensic Institute Building
Website: The Hague