THE HAGUE UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
ATELIER PRO, 1990-1996, Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, Den Haag
Hans van Beek
Buildings for education
Brought out of isolation by links to the Hollands Spoor railway station, this former industrial site is now an attractive urban area with a concentration of schools. The latter are combined into a megastructure of three partially overlapping main volumes: two blocks of classrooms (one elongated, the other serpentine) and a central oval building, in and around which are the shared facilities. The key space of the complex is a glass-roofed plaza in the oval component. A conical volume set eccentrically in this large indoor area contains the general assembly hall.