Pharos, Den Haag
Close to the Hague 's South Park, on the corner of the Loevesteinlaan and the Melis Stokelaan, an almost 75 metre high tower emerged containing 88 apartments on 25 floors. This is making a contribution to the goal of providing expansion and diversification of the housing supply within the municipal boundaries. The situation there is excellently suited to this: in this way an important place in the architect Berlage 's development plan for The Hague is receiving its rightful significance as a land-mark in the city. Its name, Pharos, has therefore been borrowed from the first lighthouse in world history that served as an orientation point for ships on the Mediterranean Sea for 1,500 years. In this case, less than five kilometres away, the North Sea is one of the views from the flats. These are compact, well-equipped three-room homes that are being created for a long and useful life. Supported by a backbone of four corner flats for each storey, the tower rises up as a sturdy building with solid feet, a creditable body and a head that surveys The Hague, the sea, the Westland and the Randstad conurbation.
Architect: Liesbeth van der Pol
Team: M. Ketting, H. Nieuwland, J. Rombouts, P. Lievense
Year: 2003 - 2009
Client: BEMOG Projectontwikkeling, Houten