B30

Location
The Hague, NL
Client
Central Government Real Estate Agency (Rijksvastgoedbedrijf) - primary client; Facilicom Services Group BV - direct client
Initiated
2012
Completion
2017
Size
21.000 sqm
Project Team, Photos & Collaborators
Tjerk de Boer, Timo Cardol, Kevin Claus, Sebastian van Damme, Paolo Faleschini, Raluca Firicel, Cristina Gonzalo Cuairan, Walter Hoogerwerf, Marlon Jonkers, Kees Kaan, Hedwig van der Linden, Loes Martens, Marija Mateljan, Giuseppe Mazzaglia, Vincent Panhuysen, Maurizio Papa, Ismael Planelles Naya, Dikkie Scipio, Christian Sluijmer, Koen van Tienen

Photos
Karin Borghouts, Sebastian van Damme

Collaborators
Facilicom, Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Breijer Bouw en Installatie, Deerns, Pieters Bouwtechniek, RebelGroup, Studio Rublek

Originally designed in 1917 as a Ministry by Daniel E.C. Knuttel, B30 is an imposing structure with a strong, distinct architectural character and it is a Grade 1 listed building in the Netherlands.
The new design with its clear layout and architecture transforms the enclosed, hierarchical building into an open and inviting setting in line with a contemporary and state-of-the-art working environment.

B30 features an accessible and transparent public ground-floor, including restaurant, café, auditorium, library, meeting and seminar rooms. Here, a large atrium, with a new mosaic floor pattern, connects with the four upper floors, which accommodates the workspaces of various institutions.
B30 now gives space to contemporary ideas regarding government transparency, seen through the original design. A spatial expression of a shared vision that will inspire curiosity and invite research and debate.