Arup has been appointed as coordinating technical advisor for the renovation of the Binnenhof complex in The Hague, Netherlands.
The technical advisor is responsible for the technical aspects of the entire complex, such as energy supply, climate control, ICT and security. The team, led by Joop Paul, will work together with two coordinating architects, Ellen van Loon (OMA) and Liesbeth van der Pol (Dok Architects). Ellen van Loon will be responsible for the part of the complex where the House of Representatives is located. Liesbeth van der Pol will be the coordinating architect for the buildings in which the Senate, the Council of State, the Ministry of General Affairs and the Earl’s Halls are located.
The renovation of the Binnenhof is necessary to to improve fire safety and repair major defects, such as leaking roofs and rotting wood. The team is also looking at a number of areas including technical installations, ITC and security. In addition, improvements will be made to the entrances, kitchens and restaurants.
The renovation will start in 2020 and take five to six years to complete at a maximum cost of 475 million Euros.