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Holland's highest flag pole on top of New Babylon
On Koninginnedag (Queensday) 2012 the Dutch flag was hoisted on the highest flag pole of the Netherlands. The raising of the flag was a collective gesture of New Babylon's inhabitants. The flag pole is mounted on top of the City Tower and reaches up to 158 meters. In March 2012 the flag pole was placed on the roof of the City Tower, which is the tallest apartment tower of The Hague.
Ministry of Finance
The renovation of the Ministry of Finance transformed the bulky, inward-looking block, dating from 1975, into a new and modern office building, providing office space for 1,750 employees as well as meeting rooms, a library, a restaurant and parking and sport facilities underground.
The design for the Skytower meets the demand for an icon in the Overhoeks district of Amsterdam North. The great potential of the North district, and the close proximity of the river IJ and the historic city centre, call for a dramatic design. The concept draws upon its immediate and wider surroundings, and transposes them into the development’s design principles.
Transparency is one of the main characteristics of the modern headquarters for the ING Group. At first sight, transparency might be thought to clash with the requirement to design a sustainable, energy-efficient building.It was therefore decided to provide the main volume with a double-skin facade and to apply the most innovative available building technologies.
Rotterdam Central is part of the European network of high-speed railway lines and a nodal point in the city itself. This dual relationship, with the city and with Europe, gives the station and the station precinct a special dimension. At Rotterdam Central, European travellers enter the Netherlands and Dutch travellers enter Europe.
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