The Hague, Rijnstraat 8
The former Ministry of Housing, transformed a flexible new government office to various ministries and departments after a major refurbishment in 2017. Rijnstraat 8 is part of the master plan office accommodation in The Hague. It is the first government office that acts as collection agency services and can accommodate multiple government organizations.
In total there are 4400 workplaces for more than 6000 users. The building next to The Hague Central Station will soon accommodate more than 6,000 (mostly) civil servants Foreign Affairs and Infrastructure and the Environment, the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) and the Repatriation and departure Service (DT & V).
By BAM and Plan@Office the former office building was converted into flexible and durable collection agency for the government. Under the motto efficient and attractive rich firms are flexible work environments where people work independently of time and place. The renovation of the building at Rijnstraat is the latest and most extreme example of this development. It has facilities for meeting, networking, communication and cooperation. It is the largest realized Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the Empire in Europe.
The Chamber has the same atmosphere as the former Van Kleffens Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is one of the landmarks in the new building. By order of Plan@Office Lensvelt Contract has delivered from its own collection a major contribution to the meeting room to include AVL Office Chairs and for the press specially made seats with an integrated road folding writing tablets.
All floors are delivered stylized seating areas. The Blocks seats and sofas are designed in collaboration with OMA Architects at various locations are seats fitted with plug and play facilities.
Realization mid 2017.
Architects: OMA, www.oma.eu
Photographer: Michael van Oosten