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The Hoftoren

 

Hoftoren is the tallest building of the Hague, measuring 142 metres. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands is housed here. The tower has 29 floors. The nickname of the tower is De vulpen (The fountain-pen)

 

The Design

 

The Hoftoren is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) in New York City, and built by Heijmans Bouw BV. The top of the building isn't used for functional purposes.

 

People living nearby are complaning about the whistling noise occurring by strong winds.

 

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WIKIPEDIA = HOFTOREN

 

 

 

The Castaliatoren = Castalia [ Toren = Tower ]

 

By Michael Graves

 

'Castalia' in The Hague houses the headquarters for The Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport in the Netherlands. It is one component of a master plan called 'De Resident', a mixed-use development of office buildings and housing that includes both new construction and renovation. The 29215-square-metre project for the Ministry involved re-cladding a 1950's building of jack-slab construction, replacing the building core, and adding two annexes along Zwarteweg, one forming a gate to a new courtyard and the other completing the street façade between Castalia and Zurich Tower. The planar wall surfaces, fenestration patern, and new peaked roofs of the 'twin towers' recall the character of traditional Dutch architecture and establish Castalia as a landmark in the city (text from architect's website).

 

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MODERN ARCHITECTURE = THE HAGUE = CASTALIA

 

 

 

Zurichtoren

 

by César Pelli

 

1999

 

Unique hexagonal skyscraper

This hexagonal tower, a corporate headquarters building in the central city, has twenty floors and is 88 metres tall. The master plan of this area by Robert Krier (in cooperation with Sjoerd Soeters) determined the color and materials. This master plan extended the central city into an area that had been bombed during World War II. A number of architects collaborated in this development.

 

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www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/netherlands/thehague/pelli/zu...

 

 

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