The Hague's central station is upgraded into a modern multi-modal terminal, an integrated hub where all the city's public transport converge. Clarity of organization, transparency and four-sidedness were the guiding principles when designing the station concourse. Transparency was achieved by means of four glass facades and a roof of glass and steel. The trains, trams and buses can all be observed at a glance from the concourse, which also has space for shops and other facilities.
Some 120 metres long, 96 metres wide and 22 metres high, the terminal building is to be entered from four sides: Koningin Julianaplein, Rijnstraat, Anna van Buerenplein and the bus platform above. The Hague Central is one of six New Key Projects designated by the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. The terminal is to be the throbbing heart of the new central area of The Hague.
Benthem Crouwel Architects
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