building services adviser:
Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Beatrixpark office complex in The Hague was designed in the late 1990s by JHK Architecten. Three office slabs at right angles to the railway line, connected to each other with transverse volumes, form the complex of in total ca 46,000 m² rentable office floor area. The existing interior of Beatrixpark phase III, the office slab of ca 17,500 m² on the Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104 has been renewed, commissioned by UBS Real Estate. The new interior was intended to provide room for new working concepts and has a fresh modern image to attract new tenants as well. The adaptations were mainly concentrated on the transformation of the entrance hall and restaurant and the creation of a show office.
While the interior of the existing hall was dominated by a large oval reception desk with a formal character, the new entrance hall has been transformed into a fresh and attractive social space, which also provides room as a lounge and informal meeting space and lunch area. A new desk combines the reception function with a coffee corner to achieve the required hustle and bustle in the entrance hall. Large wall prints in the de vide give the space character on the inside of the façade and enhance the interior concept. French windows make the connection with the inner courtyard and extend the social area at the façade to the terrace outside. The main entrance is provided with a logo and signing in the building to improve the visibility of the entrance. The restaurant on the first floor has an open connection with the entrance hall via the vide. Different lunch areas have been created in the restaurant, so the restaurant can also be used as a conference area for large groups. A show office has been organized on the seventh floor where the new interior provides space for new working concepts and where people's work can be related to activities. A mix has been made between closed rooms, open working zones and lounge areas. The show office is a pilot project, which can be extended to the other floors.
The transformation of the interior has given the office building room for new modern working concepts and the general spaces have become an attractive social area for all the users, taking advantage of The New World of Work concept. With the delivery of the new interior, the Beatrixpark phase III building was also given a new name, HeadQuarter.