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 building 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. In line with the needs of a contemporary working environment, the closed hierarchical building has been transformed into an open and inviting one through a clear spatial configuration and additive design. B30 features an accessible and transparent ground floor for the public, including restaurant, café, auditorium, library, meeting and seminar rooms. Here, a large atrium with a new mosaic floor connects the four upper floors, which houses workspaces for various institutions. B30 is now a space for contemporary ideas and research regarding government transparency, and this use is reflected in the new design. It is a spatial expression of a vision shared by all three organizations housed here, that will aid and inspire both debate and collaboration.