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Hoftoren

Identification

Hoftoren
100117

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
curtain wall
modernism

Usage

governmental office

Facts

  • The original design incorporated a spire that would have taken the height to 172m/563ft. Once construction had begun, both the architects and owner decided that the building had enough size and presence without the mast, so it was omitted. Had it been included, the spire would have established Hoftoren as the tallest building in the Netherlands.
  • The design, chosen through an international competition, features a single tower and low bar building clad in vertical slabs of light sand coloured stone.
  • The Hoftoren tower is the centrepiece of the city's urban redevelopment near the Central Station.
  • Tallest tower in The Hague upon completion; overtook Castalia. it was surpassed in 2012 by both Ministerie van Justitie and Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken.
  • The tower has been recognized with multiple awards, including the 2005 Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence and a 2005 Merit Award for Architecture by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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Location

Rijnstraat 50
2515 XP
Netherlands

Technical Data

465.39 ft
465.39 ft
30
2
1999
2003
14

Involved Companies

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Also recorded for this building:

construction company, developer, elevator engineering, elevator supplier, excavation company, facade maintenance system supplier, facade supplier, formwork supplier, MEP engineering, owner, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings