Intimate urbanity: living in the lee of the city centre
The quarter Rivierenbuurt in The Hague is a concealed residential area between train stations Hollands Spoor and The Hague Central Station. A large building block with an echelon of intimate residential streets and a small square, with mainly city dwellings with garden, harmonises with the fine-grained character of the urban fabric. In this way, a pleasant urban living environment for families originates, well in the city centre. The intense transition from dwelling to street, with a recessed facade zone with benches, enhances the vitality of living in the middle of the city. Opportunities for home businesses complement this dynamic character.
The architecture ranges from rustic, traditional brick facades with subtle transformations to a more informal atmosphere in the smaller streets. It is a quest for the equilibrium between the individual dwelling and the collective, between adaptation to the surroundings and an own signature, between the neutrality of the urban fabric and at the same time the specific and the unexpected.