Spuiforum, The Hague

The cancelled cultural centre project at the heart of the City of The Hague for the Nederlands Dans Theater, the Residentie Orkest and the Koninklijk Conservatorium.

View from the Spuiplein.
© Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Section of the 1 500-seat concert hall project
with its cupola-shape ceiling.
© Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Concert hall with its dedicated pattern of acoustic reflectors to break up sound reflection from the vault.
© Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Project of an ensemble hall for the Koninglijk Conservatorium,
inspired by the topology of Italian piazza.
© Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Large central atrium standing as the synergetic crossroad
for users and visitors.
© Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Information Sheet

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Location   The Hague, Netherlands.

Project Cost   181 million €.

Time Frame   Competition 2010. Design 2013-2014. Project cancelled in the Fall 2014.

Owner   City of The Hague.

Architect(s)   Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Netherlands.

Theatre Planner(s)   Michel Cova, Frans Swarte, dUCKS Scéno, France.

Seat Count   A 1 500-seat concert hall (2 500 as standing audience), a 1 300-seat dance/opera hall, and a 600-seat ensemble hall. Total area 45 000 m².

Uses   Home to The Nederlands Dans Theater, Residentie Orkest (residential orchestra), and Koninklijk Conservatorium (Royal Conservatory) with studios and educational classrooms.

Services   Comprehensive acoustic services from scheme design until completion.

Team   Eckhard Kahle, Thomas Wulfrank, Cees Mulder, Kahle Acoustics. In collaboration with Level Acoustics for building acoustic.

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