The Binckhorst area is currently subject to extensive urban development. The municipality has given priority to this new part of The Hague. Considerable infra structure investments have been allocated to the area, among which the construction of a new tramline.
Porten and VORM jointly develop this mixed project with a 70-metre high residential tower that will accommodate 270 dwellings. On the roof, a common roof-top for all residents has been created with an exceptional view over the city. High-end office space will be allocated on the lower levels above the commercial spaces on the ground floor.
OZ has designed this tempting city center high-rise, which is easily recognisable as a landmark, even from a great distance.
The project adds up to approximately 25.000 m² of which 27% is commercial/office space.
CLT timber construction: CO storage
The second part of the building is lower. Here we use timber construction: CLT panels. These are cross-glued solid wood planks. The construction adhesive is environmentally friendly. This produces a very strong and fire-resistant sheet material. These CLT panels have no CO2 emissions, but instead store it for a longer period of time. Trees extract CO2 from the air and convert it into wood – solid carbon. The building thus 'stores' carbon for a long time. In this way we reduce the CO2 footprint of the building. Important for our sustainability goals.