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THE HAGUE has been founded as residence city and has been the seat of government and administration city ever since. Before the Second World War hardly any higher buildings were to be found in its skyline, which the large villa districts in the direction of the north sea coast underline. End of the 19th century the city grew strongly due to people coming from the dutch colonies. The city extensions are designed in the style of the "Amsterdam School". After the Second World War Dudok as urban planner was asked for advice. New rather De Stijl districts were built such as Dawn Morgenstond and Bouwlust.

In the 80ies, The Hague was caught by a real building boom. Postmodern architects, Rob Krier, Michael Graves, Cesar Pelli, Sjoerd Soeters and others give a new outfit to the inner city in the 1990ies with the building complex "De Resident". Richard Meier designed the new townhall and the public library, forming together an enormous hall for the public. Close to one of Rem Koolhaas very first designs realised, the Dutch dance theatre, someone can find also one of the most recent projects of OMA in the Netherlands, the tram tunnel, with two beautiful metrostations. The bridge buildings conceived for the city high way are especially impressing when arriving by car.


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denhaag.nl (city´s internet page, link to english version)

Architecture by Benthem Crouwel, Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Marcel Breuer, Pi de Bruijn, Cees Dam, Jo Coenen, Johannes Duiker, Aldo van Eyck, Michael Graves, Herman Hertzberger, Karelse & Van der Meer, Pieter Lodewijk Kramer, Rob Krier, Richard Meier, OMA Rem Koolhaas, J.J.P.Oud, Cesar Pelli, Wim Quist, Aldo Rossi, Alvaro Siza, Sjoerd Soeters, Carel Weeber and many others

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