Nieuwe Parklaan 58, Den Haag
Buijs & Lürsen
Health service buildings
PUBLICATIONS:de Architect 1979-5; C. Rehorst - Jan Buijs, Architect van De Volharding, 1983; J. Knudsen, J. Sillevis - Art Nouveau Architectuur in Den Haag, Blaricum 1998
In the run-up to designing this hospital, Jan Buijs spent a month in Dornau studying the Goetheanum, built according to the anthroposophical principles of Rudolf Steiner. The elongated hospital building stands on a sloping site, its central portion ranging more or less rectangular wards along a central corridor. The two extremities are capricious though angular of form and asymmetrical.