building services adviser:
Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
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The Beatrixpark is adjacent to the head offices of Siemens Nederland NV in The Hague. It comprises around 62,000 m² gross floor area and was developed by Siemens Property for rental purposes. The entire Siemens Nederland and Beatrixpark complex is situated in the continuation of the green zone to the north-west of the The Hague-Leiden railway line, near Laan van Nieuw Oost Indië train station. The site is wedged in between the renewed Schenk trajectory and the railway line. Located on either side are the offices of Nationale Nederlanden and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
The design for the Beatrixpark masterplan by Gunter R. Standke dates from 1992. It is composed of three phases, the last of which was completed in 2001. In line with the urban design aim of achieving transparency, the main volumes of the already-realized extension to the Siemens head office and the three phases of the Beatrixpark are oriented at right angles to the railway line. The stepped form of these high slabs has been carefully matched to the mass of the head office, which dates from 1971. The three slabs are linked to each other by two transverse volumes. In the first phase, situated on the side of the Siemens head office, the complex ends with a narrow five-storey high office slab. This slab, with its curved façade, is accessed via bridges leading from the high office slab.
The entrance to the second phase was designed individually, and took account of the later realization of the third phase. The last phase represents the culmination of the Beatrixpark on the side of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. This phase has an unusual feature in the façade; a screen has been added, which also provides space for the entrance and a restaurant on the first floor. The interior of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment was also designed by JHK Architecten.