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Souterrain, The Hague

The building is a sandwich of a subway line with 2 layers of parking on top and a station at either end. Its stretches out below the main shopping street, repeating its outlines, creating a body of underground connections that serves the city from underneath.

By: OMA

Architecture-Page | Souterrain, The Hague, Netherlands by OMA
Commuters at the new underground tram-station designed by OMA in The Hague - built as part of a larger city-wide regeneration strategy.

Project Details

  • Project: Souterrain, The Hague
  • Status: completed October, 2004
  • Client: The City of The Hague, Projectbureau Tunnels Centrum (PTC)
  • Location: Center of The Hague, Netherlands
  • Budget: 234 million EU
  • Design: OMA & LAB-DA
  • Advisor: Gemeentewerken Rotterdam (construction), Technical Management (installations)
  • Contractor/s: Tram Kom, consortium of Van Hattum en Blankevoort, Ballast Nedam and Strukton

Program

Tramway tunnel (1250 m), 2 tramway stations, parking garage for 375 cars, poster museum. Lowest point 12 meter from ground level.

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