I’ve been to Den Haag (The Hague) twice in the past couple of weeks. I’m starting to actually be able to find my way around chunks of it without a map. One spot that I’ve seen every time is this new housing development of sorts. It’s eye-catching and I love the idea behind it. They’ve recreated typical Dutch row housing, and even included a “canal” of sorts, but all with a modern touch to it. It provides a bit of continuity to the city, without staying completely stuck in the past. The canal is actually just a shallow pool, but it ads a bit of charm and life to the block. I’m not sure if it is actually housing or if it’s offices or a mix of the two. Either way, it’s a nice nod to the past, while offering modern construction.
I couldn’t resist doing a bit of searching. It turns out the complex is called ‘t Haegsch Hof and it is a residential place. There’s more info here (in Dutch). Modern living in a nostalgic jacket is what their marketing phrase translates to literally. I guess you get the point. Modern interior; nostalgic exterior.