A new sustainable and innovative cornerstone in the bezuidenhout district with a direct gateway function to the haagse bos.
Project Light House
New-build project Light House on Bezuidenhoutseweg 50 will form a new cornerstone in the district, sustainable and innovative. Light House replaces the outdated building that is still on the site. The project will have a direct connection to the Haagse Bos, thus restoring a historic route.
Light House is in the Central Innovation District (CID) on Bezuidenhoutseweg, an important connection with the centre of The Hague and the district Bezuidenhout. The architecture makes Light House an eyecatcher in the surroundings. Together with the neighbours, the SER and Zandvlietcollege, this site will be given a prominent role.
The construction of Light House will involve as many sustainable and circular materials as possible. The energy consumption is extremely low. The extensive glass allows sunlight to penetrate deep into the building, which also saves energy. The new building is bigger, but the carbon footprint is considerably lower than the current building. As such, Light House is prepared for the sustainable future.
Green and water are important elements in the area surrounding the building. The natural character of Light House makes a positive contribution to the experience of the public space, also due to the walking route to the Haagse Bos.
The more biodiversity, the better the balance in a city. The height, the wind, the sun, the light and the shade make Light House an independent ecosystem. For example, up to a height of approximately 44 metres, there are opportunities for insects, butterflies and birds in a sheltered environment.
The higher storeys in the building are particularly suitable for little owls, common swifts, bats and peregrine falcons. The building will thus become an important hub in the city's ecological networks.
Light House will have several functions. The ground floor will partly constitute a meeting place, with lots of hospitality outlets and an outdoor terrace directly bordering the Haagse Bos. Another part of the ground floor has a commercial use, connecting with the buildings in the immediate vicinity.
The upper layers are for offices with the current open-plan concept and 'serviced' apartments. Directly underneath the building is a parking facility, with plenty of attention for bicycles.
Back to the hague's past
In Light House, residents of the Central Innovation District and other residents of The Hague will find a new home. A temporary home, which was once very normal in The Hague. In the past, there was hotel accommodation, mainly intended for people from the former Dutch East Indies. With Light House, we are returning to that history, even if such accommodation is now known as a aparthotel.
Frequently asked questions
A new futureproof building to replace a very outdated building with no modern amenities, with the addition of a historic connection to the Haagse Bos, which is now being restored.
Process and progress
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