Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Tuesday - Towering Toblerone

If you have ever been around what's now called The Hague International Area, you might have noticed, behind the World Forum, a curious building shaped as a massive vertical Toblerone box.

That's the Toren van Oud, from the name of the father and son architect duo who designed it in the 60s. When it was inaugurated in 1969 it was Den Haag's first skyscraper.

Originally thought as an hotel, it then become an offices and apartment building and now it stands sad, empty and surrounded by newly built HQs of international organisations.

A workshop (including a guided tour) to discuss the future of the building and its role in the developing "Peace and Justice" neighbourhood, will be held tomorrow, in the garden of the Geemente Museum.




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