Rijnstraat 8, Officially Opened. A new way to use a Ministry Office Building by Ellen van Loon / OMA

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Socio encargado Partner in charge.- Ellen van Loon
Bart Nicolaas, Anita Ernodi, Alex de Jong, Kees van Casteren, Airat Khusnutdinov, Alain Fouraux, Alexander Giarlis, Betti Ng, Jan Barta, Buster Christensen, Dominic Black, Edward Nicholson, Eric Lee, Lauren Potter, Hans Larsson, Hongchuan Zhao, Lei Mao, Gemawang Swaribathoro, Magdalena Stanescu, Mario Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Nikki Mulder, Pawel Panfiluk, Saskia Simon, Sunkyu Koh, Yangwen Huo, Danny Rigter, Ido de Boer, Jasper van Amstel, Maya Turre, Paloma Bule, Stefan Wolf, Theodora Papanastasiou, Tjeerd van de Sandt, Vitor Oliveira, Will Hartzog
Ingeniero estructural Structural engineer.- Arup London, BAM A&E, Bunnik, NL Ingenieros de instalaciones Service engineers.- Valstar Simonis, Rijswijk, NL / BAM Techniek, Bunnik, NL
Rijksvastgoedbedrijf, The Hague, NL
Adjacent to The Hague Central Station. The Hague, Netherlands
Measures Medidas
Total GFA 100.000 m²: offices 59,400 m²; meeting centre 7,500 m²; lobbies 6,500 m²; restaurant 1,600 m²; retail 3,800 m²; parking (ca. 170pp + 40 VIP) 9,800 m²; bicycle parking 1,200 m²; expedition / storage / technical spaces 10,200 m².
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BZ); Ministry of Infrastructure, Public Works and Water Management; Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA); Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND)
Competition.- December 2012 – March 2014 Start of construction.- January 2015 Completion.- January 2017 Occupancy.- June 2017 Opening.- November 2017
140 m long, 60 m high, 16 floors. Gross floor area 90,913 m². Net floor area 86,527 m². Gross volume 456,164 m²
6000 civil servants; 4200 workplaces (3100 desks + 2200 meeting spaces and lounge seats). 2 meeting places = 1 workplace
Arup London, BAM, A&E, Bunnik

OMA. Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA's buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. OMA is led by ten partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long and Michael Kokora – and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha and Dubai.

OMA-designed buildings currently under construction include Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Qatar National Library, Qatar Foundation Headquarters, Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale in Caen, Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, and Faena Arts Center in Miami.

OMA's recently completed projects include Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015); Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015); G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); Shenzhen Stock Exchange (2013); De Rotterdam, a large mixed-use tower in the Netherlands (2013); CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012); New Court, the headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London (2011); Milstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011); and Maggie's Centre, a cancer care centre in Glasgow (2011). Earlier buildings include Casa da Música in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003).


Ellen van Loon

Ellen van Loon joined OMA in 1998 and has led several award-winning building projects that combine sophisticated design with precise execution. Some of her most significant contributions include the new G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); De Rotterdam, the largest building in the Netherlands (2013); New Court, the Rothschild Bank headquarters in London (2011); exterior and interior design for Maggie's Centre near Glasgow (2011); the Prada Transformer pavilion in Seoul (2009); Casa da Musica in Porto (2005), winner of the 2007 RIBA Award; and the Dutch Embassy in Berlin (2003), winner of the European Union Mies van der Rohe award in 2005. 

Van Loon is currently working on Factory, a large performing arts venue for Manchester; a new building for Brighton College in England; and the home of the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen. 




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